Lance Mercer & The West’s After Party at Heartland Cafe

August 9th WSAW, 2012

The Heartland Cafe & Benbow Room present Lance Mercer Photography!

Artist Statement:
Lance Mercer, born and raised in Seattle, started photographing the local music scene at the age of 13. He graduated from Seattle Central Community College commercial photography program in 1987. He became a fulltime free-lance photographer in 1991. Through his involvement with the local music scene he was invited to tour with Pearl Jam in 1992-95 as their official photographer. This work subsequently enabled him to work full time as a music photographer with many other well-known musical artists. Has photographed many album covers, clients have included Epic Records, Columbia Records, Capitol, Warner Brothers, Geffen and A&M. His photos have been published in the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Time, Vanity Fair, and Alternative Press.

In 1997 he collaborated on a retrospective book of Pearl Jam photographs called Place/Date, with Seattle photographer, Charles Peterson. In 2007, 5X1 Pearl Jam Through The Eye of Lance Mercer was published. Lance continues his career with special focus on documentary, editorial, commercial and of course, music photography.

Also: The West presents The Art Walk After Party on August 9, 2012, 9pm-2am at The Benbow Room at the Heartland Cafe (4210 SW Admiral Way)!

Take in the West Seattle Art Walk, then get over to the Benbow Room for mayhem and merry making in the classic West Seattle style (aka pirate attire is encouraged and may be rewarded).
Hosted by MC Mr. Amaker and DJ Troy Nelson, there will be live music from The Grizzled Mighty and Hobosexual.

Free tickets (first come, first served) at all participating Art Walk venues, or $5 at the door.
Heartland Café and The Benbow Room


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