Len Delessio

Len Delessio

Len Delessio’s four-decades long career as a professional photographer started in a downtown Manhattan hotel room on December 1, 1971. There, members of the Alice Cooper Group were relaxing with the band’s costume designer. The band had just finished performing the first of two scheduled shows at the Academy of Music. Len describes himself as “a kid with a camera,” yet the band members were only a few years older than him. He recalls Budweiser, a stilleto, Johnny Carson on the TV, a baby, and a few rolls of Tri-X film, all waiting for that moment to come together.

Soon after, Len began shooting on assignment for major record labels and music magazines. In the late-1970's he turned his attention toward still-life product photography for major magazines, corporations and advertising agencies. Recently Len returned to his roots and began photographing musical artists. Len’s photographs have been published and exhibited worldwide, winning numerous awards. In March 2011, Len was reunited with the remaining members of Alice Cooper on the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He accepted their invitation to photograph two of their pre-induction ceremony rehearsals.

A selection of Len's vintage images of The Alice Cooper Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Smokey Robinson, Issac Hayes, and ZZ Top were recently added to the archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland as the Len DeLessio Collection. Images from Len's personal archive will be featured in a new book, "Nothin’ To Lose" by Ken Sharp.

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