Saturday, December 23, 2006
A Holiday shout-out to two ROCKIN' friends
Two people who made ROCKIN' a successful adventure are George Barris and Pamela Springsteen, shown here following a photoshoot at Barris Kustom City headquarters.
Barris is of course one of the great California customizers, but he's also known for 'saving everything'. I was really touched when he allowed me to plumb his legendary archives, and that's where I found the photos of him with Marvin Gaye, and with John and Yoko (page 79). We also spoke at great length, right after Pam had completed her work that day.
Pam spoke about her art in the book, specifically about the high-desert-highway shoot with her brother (see page 159). It was a generous moment in bookmaking, one that evolves out of respect for a lifetime's worth of work (both of ours) and a newly-found friendship.
George is getting on in years so we want to be sure to honor his accomplishments--and one place where we'll be doing so will be at the Grand National hot rod and custom show in Pomona, CA in late January. More on this in upcoming blogs.
Happy Holidays Pam and George!