May 6, 2013

The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

 

Henry Hargreaves is a New Zealand still life, art and fashion photographer working out of his studio in Brooklyn, NYC. While he has always had a passion for photography, he actually worked as a high-end fashion model for four years before switching to the other side of the lens full-time.

In a recent feature on Vice, Hargreave’s went through the concert riders of the some of the world’s biggest musicians and decided to photograph what he found were the most interesting/ridiculous demands.

As Hargreave’s explains:

“I initially thought I would try to shoot all of the items listed on the catering riders but quickly realized that this would become an exercise in wasting money. So I decided to focus on the quirkiest requests and shoot them in a Flemish Baroque still-life style because I felt that there was a direct connection between the themes in these types of paintings and the riders”

– Source: Vice.com

 

You can find many more fascinating projects on Henry Hargreave’s official website. And be sure to head over to Vice to see the entire 14-picture series.

 

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1. Frank Sinatra

One bottle each: Absolut, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, White wine, Red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, Cough drops.

 

frank sinatra food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

2. Britney Spears

Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.

 

britney spears food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

3. Busta Rhymes

Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.

 

busta rhymes food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

4. The Foo Fighters

Big-ass kielbasas that make men feel self-conscious.

 

foo fighters food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

5. Mariah Carey

Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.

 

mariah carey food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

6. Axl Rose

Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon.

 

Axl-Rose-food-request-in-rider

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

7. Nine Inch Nails

Two boxes of corn starch.

 

nine inch nails food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

8. Van Halen

Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s (Warning: absolutely no brown ones).

 

van halen food request rider The Peculiar Backstage Food Requests of Famous Musicians

Photograph by HENRY HARGREAVES
Food Styling by Caitlin Levin

 

 

There’s a great story on the brown M&Ms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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