‘I Turn My Camera On’ Turns Out a Crowd

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but last night at I Turn My Camera On, some silent bidders thought they were worth at least a thousand dollars. A crowd of both music and art lovers came to check out Spin and DKNY JEANS’ auction of iconic rock’n’roll photography at New York City’s Milk Gallery — and they brought their checkbooks. As Teddybears and Kaiser Chiefs spun the tunes, and Perrier and Stoli provided the beverages, bidders were swayed to pick out their favorite shot to aid VH1’s Save the Music Foundation in their effort to bring music education back to public schools.

The selections, ranging from cool and classy (sober black and white shots of Patti Smith and Björk) to the brash and sassy (a very flexible Juliette Lewis), included shots by well-known professionals like Alexei Hay and Autumn de Wilde, as well as celebs like Moby, Melissa Auf der Maur, and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner (all of whom came to gallery gaze at their work). The biggest purchase went to a shot from Jesse Frohman’s Kurt Cobain trio, to the tune of $3,000, and the event as a whole raised a whopping $27,000 — music to the ears of public school kids looking to rock. BRIANA MOWREY / PHOTOS BY DAVE GUSTAV, JON FEINSTEIN, AND SONIA ORTIZ

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