Dee Lippingwell of Vancouver is a self-taught photographer with more than forty years' experience shooting rock 'n' roll stars live in concert, dating from her early days working for the Georgia Straight. From AC/DC to ZZ Top, her work has been published in magazines worldwide. Her first self-published book Best Seat in The House (1987, $15) has been followed by FIRST THREE SONGS...NO FLASH! (2014, $40), a title drawn from instructions given to photographers allowed into the "pit" at the outset of a rock 'n' roll concert. With 200 images, this 210-page coffee table book contains 40 stories of her encounters with rock and roll greats including Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Eagles, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, The Police, Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Loverboy, Bryan Adams and many more.

[BCBW 2014]