Exhibit featuring Lisa S. Johnson’s photography of famous rock star guitars to be on display through October 10
Cover Photo: Left to right: 108 Rock Star Guitars author/photographer Lisa S. Johnson, Ron Robinson and Karen Meena. Photo by Claire Bloom.
September 4, 2015, Los Angeles – 108 Rock Star Guitars author and photographer Lisa S. Johnson partnered with lifestyle concept shopping destination RONROBINSON in Santa Monica, Calif., to host an opening exhibit, book signing and guitar-themed reception on Thursday, September 3.
A who’s who of guests enjoyed Johnson’s original famous guitar photography displayed throughout the ultimate lifestyle shopping destination, classic rock music by DJ Apollo Starr, music-themed refreshments and desserts by Wines That Rock and Brie Darling Cakes, and more.
“The guitar photography from my book curated throughout the store, combined with RONROBINSON’s exquisite selection of products, made this event and collaboration a perfect fit. I cannot think of a more fitting place to have my photography on display,” said Johnson.
108 Rock Star Guitars is an embossed, red leatherette book by photographer and author Lisa S. Johnson launched in 2013 (hardcover) and 2014 (softcover). Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Carlos Santana, Jack White, Ronnie Wood, Lou Reed, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Robby Krieger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Winter, and Les Paul, who also wrote the foreword, are among the rock stars whose instruments are featured.
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Ron Robinson began his Los Angeles retail career in the late 1960’s, and in 1978, RONROBINSON, Inc. opened its doors at Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue. With the store’s reputation for a curated selection of high-quality merchandise and outstanding service, RONROBINSON captured a quintessentially California aesthetic and quickly became a Los Angeles retail icon and destination for musicians and stars such as Elton John, Janis Joplin, and the Beach Boys. In November of 2014, Ron Robinson opened a 5,500 square foot, free-standing, open-concept storefront in Santa Monica. The eponymous store, features a unique shopping experience, with the same expertly selected home goods, men and women’s apparel, books, jewelry, and beauty accessories. RONROBINSON continues to reinvent the concept of a retail environment and regularly hosts diverse collaborations with Southern California based artists, musicians, and designers.
Photography from Johnson’s book will remain on display and will be available for purchase through Saturday, October 10, 2015 at RONROBINSON, located at 1327 Fifth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
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About the Author
Lisa S. Johnson grew up in an artistic family, where she fell in love with melody and imagery and pursued a career in photography. After a successful 10-year stint working at Eastman Kodak, she met the owner of a vintage guitar shop in Memphis, Tenn., and began exclusively photographing guitars. She lives in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.108rockstarguitars.com.