Neal Preston, one of the most prolific and respected photographers in the rock-and-roll music industry, was at HP booth #1241 on Monday, Sept. 9 signing prints for show attendees. Preston's photographs document many of the music industry’s most important moments. Samples of his work were printed on the HP Indigo 10000, 7600, and 5600 digital presses, as well as the HP Latex 3000 Printer.
Preston was, and still is, is one of the lucky few allowed behind the velvet rope, touring with superstars including Led Zeppelin, the Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. Neal recently published his first digitally printed photo book – a collection of some of his most iconic photographs – using HP Indigo digital presses. HP Indigo gave Preston the flexibility to create custom, high-quality photo books quickly and easily without minimum print runs. Both the HP Indigo 10000 and 7600 Digital Presses hold seven ink stations, providing the widest digital color gamut for true-to-life images of indoor and outdoor shots.
In addition to touring the US with some of the biggest names in music, Preston’s rock-and-roll travels have also included touring Europe, Canada, Russia, Japan, China, South Africa, and South America. In 1985, Preston was chosen as one of the official photographers for Bob Geldof's ''Live Aid'' concert at London's Wembley Stadium. In 1988 his association with Bruce Springsteen helped land him the job as official tour photographer for Amnesty International's landmark ''Conspiracy of Hope'' tour.