Andy Summers is largely known as the lead guitar player from the celebrated rock band, The Police. What isn’t common knowledge is that when he wasn’t on stage performing for stadiums full of fans, he and his camera were documenting life on the road with The Police and the cities where touring led the band. His impressions of that larger world around him will be presented in ANDY SUMMERS – DEL MONDO at Leica Gallery Los Angeles from November 9, 2013 through January 4, 2014, continuing the gallery’s theme of the year of rock and roll and entertainment.
Now a Los Angeles resident, Summers is rarely without his beloved Leica camera. His photography is influenced both by his travels from Tanzania to Shanghai and by his profound absorption with music. While Del Mondo does not feature images of music, in a sense, the photographs he creates are a visual counterpoint to music that never leaves his head.