Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Photographs Glam-Rock Spread For New York Post
Sixx also knows what to do when he’s the one operating the camera. Some of Sixx’s latest images — inspired in part by David Bowie, T-Rex and the New York Dolls — can be seen in the current issue of Alexa, the New York Post‘s fashion magazine.
“The concept was something that’s dear to my heart, which is a ’70s glam theme,” Sixx says. “Mixing fashion and music together [is] so important. … [I was] trying to not have it look just like a fashion shoot, but to have a little more texture to it.”
Sixx shot the cover as well as inside images for the current issue of Alexa, which was included in the Dec. 7 edition of the Post. This fashion spread caps off a year of big-time exposure for Sixx’s photos; his book ‘This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx’ was published in the spring by William Morrow (and is nominated for Book of the Year in the ultra-prestigious 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards, said the editor.)
“People are realizing that I’m not really a one-trick pony,” Sixx says. “It’s really awesome for the audience to go, ‘Wow, I didn’t know he was a photographer.’ “