Journal of unsuspecting beauty |||

St. Paul Hall & Oates

St. Paul Hall & Oates

While the nation wailed She’s go-o-o-o-o-one…” in the shower, I was photographing the authors in their St. Paul hotel room, and later at an in-store autograph frenzy at the Wax Museum on University Ave.

!St. Paul Hall & Oates

This was the fall of 1975. I was still a newcomer in Minnesota, and this was probably my first editorial engagement. I accompanied the interviewer (the manager of the bookstore where I worked!) who freelanced for the Insider, an early Minneapolis entertainment weekly or bi-weekly, edited by a man named Connie: Connie’s Insider, everyone called it.

As a newbie photojournalist I was the complete unit: Leica, 50mm, Tri-X; no metering, no flash powder, no cropping; I knew the tradition!

St. Paul Hall & Oates

I also remember that I knew almost as much about Hall & Oates at this time as they knew about me: I just didn’t listen to them. Now, thanks mainly to the bird & the bee, I like their stuff a lot.

Did Connie ever run the photos? I have no idea! Some of them are not bad. Did Connie ever cut me a check? I have no idea.

St. Paul Hall & Oates

©2019, Matt Newberry
Up next Front yard Union Station
Latest posts Storm over the Bottineau Courtney Yasmineh Fed overtaken by weather Beer architecture Bass Lake Preserve Cruciformed Impromptus for street piano Kenilworth Spur Along a bike path Guardian Matt Yetter Kitchen concert Mendota woods Trestle Shadow catcher Over-The-Rhine Portrait of the artist as Eddie Steichen Newport, KY Sharonville graves The Invention of Photography She Dreams In Color Senior yearbook Restless heads of the Hennepin sisters Shadow of the reflection of the thing itself The Dearie Union Station St. Paul Hall & Oates Front yard At the Big Library Minneapolis Power & Light North by nordeast