Backstage Pass With Dan Dion

Visions of Fillmore musicians: Aidin Vaziri | As the house photographer at the Fillmore for the past 15 years, Dan Dion has seen it all. Now he’s letting everyone else get a peek at the candid backstage moments and career-defining performances that have passed through his lens with a solo retrospective that opens this week at the Lush Life Gallery. “Putting this show together forced me to go back and look at a whole bunch of stuff – some of which I hadn’t seen in years,” Dion said. Having gotten his start by putting cameras inside cookie boxes and sneaking them into rock shows, Dion is now represented by Los Angeles’ prestigious Fahey/Klein gallery and next year will release “Satiristas” (Harper Collins), a book that explores the lives of comedians. In the meantime, we asked him to tell us about some of his favorite shots from the forthcoming show, which runs through January. Read more.

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