Sweet Sweet Life: The photographic works of John Denver

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First exhibited at Leon on January 11th, 2014, this show has since traveled to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO on Oct 10th, 2014 and Substrate Gallery in Los Angeles in honor of the dedication of John Denver’s Hollywood Star of Fame on October 24th, 2014.

All photographs are for sale exclusively through Leon. These photographs were captured by John Denver during his adventurous and beautiful life are printed in a limited edition of 10. We can ship worldwide. They come matted and framed, with the exception of the open edition prints. These are sold as the prints alone. 

Purchasing only available through 7S Management. Please call the gallery at 303-832-1599 to learn more.

John Denver on his craft:

Over the years I’ve always enjoyed taking photos as a way of relaxing. For me it offers a wonderful opportunity to stop and focus on this moment right here and forget all the other things. I’m less secure [showing my photos than giving a live concert], because my photography is about the way I look at things.

The things I like the most in photography are color, light and composition. I travel a lot. If there is an interesting scene that catches my eye, I photograph it to show life the way it really is – especially if there is something funny in it. I like pictures that let me enjoy myself as a human being.

I’ve been in situations where I’ve so much felt the intrusions of the camera that it’s difficult for me to take pictures of people. It has to be a situation where the person is totally comfortable or far away. I’ve never looked at the sad things, I don’t think I’ve taken anything that you’d see and say, ‘Oh, Lord.’

I have two 35mm cameras and eight lenses, and I have a Hasselblad I use once in a while. I get a lot of flack about it. My camera bag is the heaviest thing on the tour.

*Excerpts from interviews with John Denver
in the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News in 1983.