Alec Byrne: Rock & Roll Time Capsule Catalog (Limited Edition)

9780615902234: Alec Byrne: Rock & Roll Time Capsule Catalog (Limited Edition)
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A special LIMITED EDITION catalog of rare and unseen photographs from the golden age of rock & roll by Alec Byrne, released in conjunction with the Rock & Roll Time Capsule exhibition in Los Angeles.

·Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of only 1,000 copies

·The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, T. Rex, Bob Marley, The Doors, The Faces, The Who, The Yardbirds, and Roy Orbison.

·35 photographs, many previously unpublished.

From the Foreword:

I found Alec Byrne on Craigslist. Or rather he found me. I was between photo agency gigs at the time and doing freelance tech support to pay the bills. Alec phoned after seeing my online ad and we arranged a time for me to stop by. While sorting out his Mac woes, we discovered our shared background in the photo business and found we had a lot to talk about in addition to wireless "notworks" and hard drives gone bad.

Alec became a regular client and on my second or third trip to his house, as I was leaving, I finally asked him about the Beatles print on the wall near the front door which I had admired on every visit. "Where did you get that?" He smiled, as if he were remembering something he hadn't thought of in a while. "Oh, I took it," he said, and went on to explain that he had covered the rock & roll scene in swinging 60s London as a freelancer. "I shot everyone." When pressed, he proceeded to recite a list of 60's and 70's rock artists: "The Stones, The Who, Hendrix, Bowie, Zeppelin, The Doors..." I'm a big fan of music and was curious to see the photos since I hadn't come across his name before in connection with this kind of material.

"Where is all this stuff?" I asked, wearing my photo business hat again temporarily and meaning, "What agency did you place it with?"

"Oh it's all in boxes out in the garage," he said.

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