A Man and his Moog
I recently travelled out to Long Island, New York, to film an interview and photograph portraits of one of the pioneers of electronic music, the legendary Herb Deutsch.
Herb is an American composer, inventor, an educator. He is also currently professor emeritus of electronic music and composition at Hofstra University. But what Herb is probably best known for is co-inventing the Moog Synthesizer with Bob Moog in 1964.
The Moog synth is one of the most iconic electronic instruments. Throughout 1970’s and early 1980's the Minimoog came to be synonymous with the music of bands like Yes, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk and Emerson Lake & Palmer.
Herb was photographed in the basement studio of his home in Massapequa Park, Long Island.
Photography, art direction and retouching: James Bareham