One of my first art books was Steve Gullick’s pop book number one. Especially his concert photos display some kind of immediacy that got me hooked every since.
This short film and interview was taken at the tail end of February 2013, just before Steve’s ‘Punk As Fuck’ exhibition opened in London. Showcasing work taken between 1990-1993, this documents some of the preparation work as well as some of the h istory behind the images. – vimeo.com/visionincisionfilm
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The fine people of Voices Of East Anglia blogged two great sets of photos (from 1954 and 1962) showing the manufacturing process of records. Go and check!
One of Japan’s most prominent photographers, Naoya Hatakeyama is known for austere and beautiful large-scale pictures that capture the extraordinary forces we deploy to shape nature to our will — and, in photographs made after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the equally powerful impact of natural forces on human construction. – sfmoma.com
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Dust & Grooves is a brilliant blog documenting vinyl culture with interviews with and photographs of serious collectors worldwide. A few days ago they launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance an ambitious book project.
Dust & Grooves: The Book will be the culmination of five years of D&G research and records. Select photographs and interviews from the site and the road trip will be interspersed with an expanded subject pool covering the secret vinyl goldmines of my subjects. Framed by insightful essays and packed with sharp photography, the book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, crossing over die-hard vinyl enthusiasts to also reach fans of pop culture, portrait photography, creative interviews, and music history.
Go, back them and invest in some vinyl goodness.
[A] [movie] still, which allows one to linger over a single moment as long as one likes, contradicts the very form of film, as a set of photographs that freezes moments in a life or a society contradicts their form, which is process, a flow in time. The photographed world stands in the same, essentially inaccurate relation to the real world as stills do to movies. Life is not about significant details, illuminated [by] a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.
Susan Sontag – On Photography
Punk has reached an age where it may not be dead, but surely prefers a glass of red wine and a fine read over a sweaty moshpit. In this spirit, two books will see the light of day that are made for future relaxed evenings of grown up punk rockers.
April, 2nd sees the release of “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone” – “a razor sharp stiletto from the grave delivering the story that has never been told before“. Published 8 years after his death, it features “Johnny´s assessment of the Ramones’ albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published” (Amazon).
Mike Watt, who has been working the bass for The Minuteman, fIREHOSE and The Stooges, will publish a photographic memoir. In “Mike Watt: On and Off Bass” (forthcoming May 2012), “photographs […] are punctuated by Watt´s poetry and snippets selected from 10 years of this diaries.”
You can pre-order it over at Three Rooms Press.