dinsdag 26 november 2013

All Access: The Rock 'N' Roll Photography of Ken Regan by Jim Jerome, Ken Regan, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger (Boek)

Since the 1960s, Ken Regan has captured the passion and energy of rock & roll’s most influential performers. His early work with Bob Dylan an the Rolling Stones made him the photographer of choice for historic music events such as Live Aid and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now Worldwide benefit concerts, which gave Regan unique access to the personal side of the music industry’s biggest stars.

The definitive collection of Regan’s best work and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the past forty years covers an amazing Who’s Who list of rock superstars:

Joan Baez, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Janis Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Madonna, Roy Orbison, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, James Taylor, U2,The Who ... and more!

With a wealth of timeless images and revealing stories from his private photoshoots, Access delivers an intimate look at the artists, performances, and unforgettable moments that define popular music.

Ken Regan has been photographing rock celebs since the early 1960s. In the intervening 50 years, the list of musicians he's snapped reads like a who's who of the industry: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee, Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, Jim Morrison, the Band, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, CSN&Y, the Eagles, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Springsteen, etc., etc. ALL ACCESS is Regan's chronicle of that long, strange photographic trip.

ALL ACCESS is a hefty piece of work, 288 pages featuring over 300 b&w and color pix reproduced on high-quality paper. The book is organized chronologically by decade:the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. The shots range from fairly straightforward group portraits to in-concert pix, goofing-off-before-the-show photos, at home candids and so on. The book favors the Stones and Dylan; not surprising since Regan did five tours with Mick & the Boys and one with Dylan. Regan's entertaining and insightful comments nicely compliment the pix.

Short and sweet: Regan's book is a hoot, an enjoyable, well-photographed time-tripping travelogue through the music industry. Just beware that it comes with a hefty $75.00 price tag. Recommended.

I bought this book for a friends 60th bday. I liked it so much, I bought one for my home. It is Stones and Dylan heavy, but still captures the different time periods in a unique way of all the artists photographed. The pictures are mostly candid, which has a very personal feel and captures the true personalities of the musicians. With so much digital media these days,it's nice to flip thru a beautiful well made book.


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