Nikki Sixx describes photography as his drug of choice these days, and he's using his Tumblr, Nikki Sixx Photography, as a powerful means of sharing it with the world. Here are five reasons to plug into the Mötley Crüe bassist, talented photographer, and recovering addict's haunting collection of work:
5. The variety
His membership in one of rock's wildest bands may suggest otherwise, but Sixx's blog is proof he can shoot anything and everything, from the dark to the glam. As told by this snap that originally appeared in the New York Post, even fashion photography is within his skillset.
4. The stories
Almost as impressive as Sixx's way with a camera is his knack for storytelling. Many of his expressive portraits shared via Tumblr are paired with a brief background on the subject featured. Some of Sixx's most memorable photographs are a glimpse into the humanity that surrounds him on the road, including his touching run-in with a homeless woman named Sherry. As described by Sixx: "Somewhere in all the grey, she found some color." Read and reblog her story.
2. The faces
As Sixx blogged of a subject he photographed last May: "I can only imagine the things he has seen judging from the story on his face." The stories told by each of the faces featured at Nikki Sixx Photography are emotive masterpieces.
1. The behind-the-scenes perspective
Stark black-and-white glimpses of life behind the scenes for Sixx and his bandmates should be a treat for Mötley Crüe fans and photography buffs alike, as seen in this candid of Crüe guitarist Mick Mars.