The other day, I received in the mail my signed copy of Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis which features Daniel Corrigan’s excellent photography. While I love music and photographing musicians and performances, Dan’s vast archive puts mine to shame. He has photographed countless bands who either started in the city or were traveling through. I knew Dan when I was a student at the University of Minnesota, and wanted to do his portrait with other photographers for an art class in 1988. Dan invited me to a magazine shoot he was doing with the band Soul Asylum in a South Minneapolis apartment. He was kind and patient as I fumbled my way through the shoot — I was pleasantly surprised to see the photo included in his book!
While reading up on Dan’s book, I also found this interesting video Pitchfork did a year ago about him and his life.