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Alice Cooper: Killer.. by straightfromcamera Alice Cooper: Killer.. by straightfromcamera
Alice Cooper, the Grandfather of Shock-rock

Best show I've ever shot (about on par with maiden, as far as being a great show.)

Title and scene based off the song: Killer

What did I do to deserve such a fate I didn't really want to get involved in this thing
Someone handed me this gun and I I gave it everything yeah I gave it everything
I came into this life looked all around I saw just what I liked and took what I found
Nothing came easy nothing came free nothing came at all until they came after me yeah hey yeah
What did I do to deserve such a fate I gave it everything now I need to escape
Someone near to me calling my name I gave it everything I gave it everything


Show synopsis:

With a songlist and set based around a slow descent into madness, our hero finds him self at the mercy of the gallows, after his hands were stained by the blood of an infant and his mother, a fitting end for such a menace

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Nikkor 70-200/2.8VR

If you are wondering if it is a real rope, gallows, whatever.. It is.

There is no platform underneath, and no trickery as his feet dangle.
Took me a while to figure out how they did it.

;)
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:iconmarana-veuve-noire:
Marana-Veuve-Noire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
where was this at? he did this in 2008 when i went to see him, just curious if its the same place!!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very possibe, this was at The Center for Performing Arts in Vancouver
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:iconmarana-veuve-noire:
Marana-Veuve-Noire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
oh darn no i went to ohio to see him.
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:iconmrsyn:
MrSyn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
:headbang:
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:iconmrsyn:
MrSyn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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:icontinuviels-tragedy:
tinuviels-tragedy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Photographer
Good call with the black and white.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconoilsoaked:
oilsoaked Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like this was one of his better shows. Very exciting, he's so much fun! Also a fantastic shot!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
so so so so good!
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:iconcornzee:
cornzee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   Photographer
so he is actually hanging, but by wires attached to his straight jacket, thus relieving the pressure of the rope by spreading it out?

that right? and how do you know how it was done anyhow? ;)
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
if you look near his crotch, you will see a bit of a harness :D

so you are half right :) the connection is under the jacket
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:iconcornzee:
cornzee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008   Photographer
haha oh yeah. that must be awesome to watch when you dont know whats going on. one of those, oh my god moments.
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:iconofthewoodsstudio:
OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW cool stuff that must have been a blast
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
It was!
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:iconmom-the-bomb:
mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Looks scary. But great shot.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
It was scary :evillaugh:
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:iconlolly:
lolly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
:omfg: Great shot of one of the classics!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks Richard :D
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:iconlolly:
lolly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I didn't even know he was still touring around. I was wondering how you time travelled and got this shot. It's probably no surprise at all, but when I was a kid I was way into Cooper :laughing:
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Id be suprised if you werent still into him

hes going cross canada :nod:
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:iconlolly:
lolly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Yeah I still am. Haven't listened to anything by him in god knows how long. Gonna have to rectify that ASAP lol. I know I still have some of his albums on cassette tape here somewhere :omfg:
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
cassette :rofl:
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:iconlolly:
lolly Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Haha I know man :D
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
I was going to run out and get a record if I landed the interview :)
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:icontiago13pereira:
tiago13pereira Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   Photographer
love the contrast man! fabulous!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wicked, glad you like :D
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, what a get-up.

I quite like the clarity in details, and how his expression is very much... visible :P
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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:iconpaulmckinnon:
PaulMcKinnon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Great capture!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks man :D
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:iconmindbodygraphics:
mindbodygraphics Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
^_________^
When did you shoot Maiden as well?

Ooooooo I'ma so jealous!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
I didnt shoot maiden, unfortunatly

i just saw the concert
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:iconmindbodygraphics:
mindbodygraphics Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
ohhhh.

T__T
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:iconmacphee2008:
macphee2008 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Kickass .. great shot!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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:iconjules1983:
Jules1983 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
*closes eyes coz she's too scared* I bet it's a great shot though ;)
Hehe just kidding. It IS a great shot, just a little terrifying. :P :hug:
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
hehehe *protects you from the terror*

Alice is super nice in person.. still wishing i could have met him

:cuddle:
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:iconixi9003:
ixi9003 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
That looks like some scary show!
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
it was very very cool :)
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:iconixi9003:
ixi9003 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
You see alot of shows and concerts dont you xD
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
out of every band ive done in the last 9 months, it works out to be about:

I shoot one band every 3 days
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:iconixi9003:
ixi9003 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
:O I Envy You!! Are they like Major bands?
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
If you click on my gallery, and go into the MUSICIAN tab on the side, I have a list.

its about 50/50
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:iconixi9003:
ixi9003 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
You've photographed simple plan!!!!!

Be my friend :3 xDDDDD
Its like one of the two I have heard of >.< ^^'
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
hahaha, yeah, they were ok ;)
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cmckibbinphotos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
So do you think his family is watching from the crowd to see him hung? Maybe his true love has the gold but is stuck in traffic? Alice (aka. Vincent) is awesome and inspiring to so many bands. Excellent b/w shot. Hope there are a few more posted!
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HellsComingWithMe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
His wife and daughter have been doing this show with him for years; I'm sure they're unimpressed.
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:iconstraightfromcamera:
straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
There will be a bunch on my site for sure!

here too i think.

His family was relieved.

until he came back as a ghost.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a rigging on wires and such under the straight-jacket.... am I right?

nice shot by the way, I like the lighting.
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