Meet Danny Clinch, NJ’s photographer to the rock stars (PHOTOS)
Famed rock star photographer and Ocean County native Danny Clinch is getting a different kind of camera time — Not peering through lenses, but in front of them, with a "60 Minutes" piece on CBS on Sunday.
What do Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Jay-Z, Pearl Jam and Kanye West have in common?
They've all been photographed by Clinch.
Clinch was born and raised in Toms River, but has traveled the world shooting musical icons.
Among his many subjects, Bruce Springsteen has become a staple over the years.
Clinch has been out with Bruce and the E Street Band on "The River" tour. The Pittsburgh stop is where CBS caught up with them — but he was most definitely in Newark for the sold-out show at the Prudential Center last month.
Right now, Clinch is on the West Coast getting prepped for what's become his annual gig, the Grammy Awards.
Clinch has been nominated for Grammys, too. As a director, Clinch was a contender for Bruce Springsteen’s “Devils and Dust,” John Mayer’s “Where The Light Is" and for short film, “Get Up’’ with Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite.
In a preview of his CBS interview, Clinch tells Anderson Cooper that even in the 17 years since his "big break," he's never gotten tired of being part of the history of some stunning moments. The humble Jersey guy adds he also never takes it for granted.
Danny Clinch's segment on "60 Minutes" will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday at 7 p.m. The Grammy Awards are on Monday night.
[All photos used with express consent from Danny Clinch.]
Erin Vogt is a lifelong Jersey Girl, whose first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.