“After about three hours of composing, Miles decided it was time to go to the gym for a workout, a regime he followed everyday, wherever he was. Miles invited us to the gym, saying ‘meet me by Gleason’s over the bridge’, and he was off. When we arrived, Miles appeared dressed in a robe with his name on the back, black trunks, white boxing shoes and red gloves. His quick, cat-like moves began. I held my camera discretely, began to sync with his moves, and then to shoot. Miles let his guard down and opened up. It was a matter of gaining his trust and confidence, allowing me to have access to his soul. He attacked the speed bag, I danced the decisive photographic movements.”
The Leica Store Miami is exhibiting photos by Glen Craig up until November 2015. Further information is available at: www.leicastoremiami.com.
Glen Craig was born 1949 in New York City and studied at Parsons School of Design, NYC. In 1965, an encounter with B.B. King propelled Craig into the world of music photography. Since then he has worked with many musical legends. Represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC and L. A.