Charlotte based music photographer and writer has photographed so many bands and musicians, it’s hard to list them all. But here are a few: Johnny Cash, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Son Volt, The Monkees and Ryan Adams. You can read about some of his experiences in this CharlotteFive article.
Right now you can see an exhibit of his work at Knight Gallery at Spirit Square. “The Place To Be” is Coston’s first-ever show exclusively of concert photos taken in Charlotte over the past 22 years. Housed in the Knight Gallery at Spirit Square, the show features over 90 pieces of legendary national, international and local musicians. Coston has also included a photo from as many music venues currently in Charlotte as he could, as well as many venues that have since closed.
The show is open now and will run until November 22nd. An official opening will be held at Spirit Square on July 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coston will be making a quick speech from the artist at 8:15. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Also there will be live music starting at 7 p.m. outside. The music is part of the Sounds on the Square concert series. The movie “An American in Paris” will be shown outside, after the music, at 8:45 p.m. So you can enjoy a full night of entertainment at Spirit Square: live music, photography and a movie.
Admission to all of it–the music, the film and the exhibition–is free. It will be free to visit the exhibition throughout its run. All of the photos in the show are available for purchase.
Also of note is Coston’s new book, “Home Of The Blues: A History Of The Double Door Inn,” will be available this month from Fort Canoga Press. The book features the complete story of the legendary Charlotte music venue, with numerous new interviews, new photos, and more information about the Double Door than ever before.