A book about world renowned model photographer Kary H Lasch. I like it.
With a book full of photographs of legendary punks, rappers, skaters etc, what can go wrong? Well, lots I guess. But this doesn’t.
Capturing an era of counter-culture that really inspired me, this is still fun to return to. Some of these guys are gone, some took a mainstream route and some stayed anti. If you’re looking for photos of Black Flag, Public Enemy, Fugazi, KRS-1, Ice-T, Suicidal Tendencies and many, many more all in one book, get this. And there is a second book called Fuck You Too (and there’s more books by Glen E. Friedman).
Just one question here: where are all the girls?
This is huge! Measuring 29.1 x 40.7 cm (11.5 x 16 in.), you could probably kill a man with this. Of course you shouldn’t, but you probably could. I’m just saying. Whatever.
It’s not only huge, it’s really a giant piece of art. It’s the work of photographer William Claxton and German musicologist Joachim Berendt from their journey for jazz across america in 1960.
The amount of images is overwhelming. The book features photographs of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Gabor Szabo, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many more.
Ok, it’s Rio de Janeiro by Mario Testino. Awesome. Next Testino I’m going for is Portraits.
Two out of two of the latest books I got from Taschen got pages that are ripped. That’s not good in a photobook. Please fix that Taschen. 🙂