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
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.
2. Britney Spears
Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.
3. Busta Rhymes
Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.
4. The Foo Fighters
Big-ass kielbasas that make men feel self-conscious.
5. Mariah Carey
Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.
6. Axl Rose
Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon.
7. Nine Inch Nails
Two boxes of corn starch.
8. Van Halen
Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s (Warning: absolutely no brown ones).
There’s a great story on the brown M&Ms
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