Nikki Sixx: Conversations with Angels
In a show titled Conversations with Angels, Nikki Sixx’s most precious moments and interactions from the past decade will be displayed in an intimate series of photos depicting homelessness and drug addiction, topics that Sixx was all too familiar with before photography helped change his life. The exhibit, Conversations with Angels, will be on display at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles October 4 through November 5, aligning with the 10th anniversary of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.”
In Conversations with Angels, Sixx shows the world his photographic methodology first hand. His subjects, who he considered his angels, remind him through conversation and interaction that his life, and the decisions he makes, are important. In turn, he seeks to find the hope in his subjects to escape their own troubles and achieve a better, cleaner life. “When I get home from shooting,” Sixx says, “I look at those photos for hours. I zoom in on their eyes, their lips, and their fingers and I look for some hope. If I can find that hope then I’ve done them justice in my photography.”
Nikki Sixx’s collaboration with Leica Camera coincides with the 10th Anniversary of his New York Times bestselling Memoir “The Heroin Diaries” and “The Heroin Diaries” anniversary edition soundtrack album by his other band, SIXX:A.M.
Conversations with Angels will be showing from October 4 through November 5, 2017 at Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Watch Nikki Sixx’s behind the scenes story of “Conversations with Angels” here: https://youtu.be/umKf7gXT2cw
Proceeds from all sales of Nikki Sixx’s gallery exhibits depicting homelessness will benefit Covenant House California, Los Angeles to raise funds for a photography room & program for Covenant House residents. To find out more and support Covenant House California, Los Angeles visit www.covenanthousecalifornia.org/NikkiSixx
Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition
To celebrate his dedication to photography and the role Leica plays in this creative outlet for Sixx, Leica Camera will release the Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition, a limited edition release of the rock star’s own full-frame compact camera.
The Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition is a rock-star take on Sixx’s beloved Leica Q camera featuring a black snakeskin finish on leatherette with a laser-engraved Nikki Sixx signature. The Leica Q will also be accompanied by a black Leica leather wrist strap, an autographed copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries” and a black DSPTCH braided shoulder strap durable enough to withstand the tough photographic environments Sixx’s frequently finds inspiration in and enjoys shooting.
The Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition will be limited to an exclusive 28 units, a number which has special significance for Sixx as he overdosed on heroin at that age and was clinically dead for several minutes which ultimately provided the turning point that lead him to commence his path of recovery. Te Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition will be unveiled on October 4 exclusively at the Leica Store LA.
For more information on the Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition: http://bit.ly/NikkiSixxLeicaQ