Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a recent photo on his verified Instagram account, and penned a short letter about the story of that stylish photo.

Here is what Nikki Sixx wrote:

“Took this self portrait a few years ago. I feel in a lot of ways it capture’s the road and the grey hallways of isolation that IS backstage.

This could be of a million photos taken of a million performers who leave home for months on end.

I’ve just finished setting up my new photography studio and going through hard drives looking at years of work. More to come 📷 #nikkisixxphotography @nikkisixxphotography @leica_camera @profotousa”

You can see Sixx’s photo below: