Hazel Miller, Oriental Theatre, February 18, 2017
Panoramic photograph capturing Hazel Miller performing at Oriental Theatre in Denver on February 18, 2017. Also pictured is Dan Fong and the audience.
Gifted by Denver-based photographer Dan Fong began his career at the age of fourteen when he covered the arrival of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Denver for a fundraiser for the Kunsmiller Junior High newspaper. Fong graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1969 and opened a photography studio. His first partnership was with KFML, a free-form radio station based in Denver, where he read advertisements on air in exchange for photographing bands that were traveling though town. Due to a family background in the restaurant business, KFML recommended that Fong be hired to cater a luau party for The Rolling Stones during their "STP" tour stop in Colorado in 1972. Fong soon started working as an artist liaison, chef, and photographer for Feyline Productions, the Colorado music promotion company led by founder and promoter Barry Fey. This led to jobs photographing and touring with The Rolling Stones, The Who, and the Doobie Brothers, among other bands. He also served as personal chef to the Doobie Brothers. shot the covers for two of the band's albums ("What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits" and "Takin’ it to the Streets"), filmed a documentary for the band, and produced several of their live recorded performances. Fong created his own video production company, Dan Fong Productions, which included included clients in politics government, the music industry, and network broadcasting. He also worked for cable television firm Daniels & Associates as supervising producer for cable shows such as "This Week in Nascar," The Pike's Peak Hill Climb," and "Lure of the Wild. Dan Fong now works for charitable organizations such as There With Care, Mental Health Colorado, and the Children's Miracle Network, for whom he works as producer and lighting director for the Network's telethons.