Cinema RevisitedThursday, April 04, 2013
Because in the late 70s and 80s I took photographs for Les Wiseman’sthly rock column, In One Ear in Vancouver Magazine I photographed many international and local bands.
Of all the local guitarists that I liked my favourite was the passionate virtuoso Art Bergmann.
But there was another, it seemed his antithesis, the cool, intellectual Bill Napier-Hemy who was the guitar brilliance behind the one Vancouver alternative scene band, the Pointed Sticks, that almost made it in worldwide fame. When I watched the Pointed Sticks my eyes always gravitated to the cool customer playing his brand of virtuoso guitar.
I have no memory of when in the 80s I received a call from Napier-Hemy asking me to photograph his new band Cinema. I did. I have no memory of whatever happened to the band. Napier-Hemy is the man on the right of the picture.