circus-tour

Soundgarden had a headline slot on the 1996 Lollapalooza touring circus.  During an off day just before the Phoenix gig in July of 1996, I suggested to Chris that we drive out to the desert and shoot some material, as we had never taken any desert shots.  Little did I know that would be the last time I photographed the man. The band decided to call it quits in April of 1997. These would be my last meaningful and personal moments alone with him. In light of what’s happened, I even find this one hard to look at.  Matt said it best in the last few days, “my dark knight is gone”. - Kevin Westenberg