Amadeus Magazine - Olivia Jaffe 'Photographs The Greatest Living Shit-Heads The World Over'
“Tour is landing on a restaurant fifteen people find acceptable; becoming unintentionally intimate with complete strangers; learning how to sweet-talk authoritative figures who don’t speak your language; and the most fun you can have with your pants on the majority of the time. If you’re a bitch, it’s gonna suck,” says Olivia Jaffe. “But if you’re doing it right, you’re Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. It’s rock and roll sleep-away camp for the ones that refuse to grow up but know how to love right.”
Photographer Olivia Jaffe is rock and roll. Not the seemingly glamorous, groupie-love type of rock and roll, but the true guts and grit of rock and roll; the sweaty, bloody, ugly, and yes, at times, hairy, side of rock and roll. Complete with long jet-black hair, tattoos and a striking, big-eyed gaze, the LA-based photographer oozes realness, and it transpires through her photo work.
Combining her photo-assisting experience, under Lauren Dukoff, with her deep-rooted love of music, Jaffe hopped on a US tour with a friend’s band. After living out of a tour bus for the first time, and documenting their cross-country travels, Jaffe quickly became a full-blown rock and roll photography addict.