Abba... Zappa by Gijsbert Hanekroot
Gijsbert Hanekroot started his career as a photographer of rock musicians in the late sixties. Together with designer Sybren Kuiper, Gijsbert has selected 300 black and white photographs from his work. Sybren has made a unique design for the book, beautifully printed in duo tone. You will be taken on an unforgettable journey back in time by this rare compilation of pictures: seventies rock photography as you have never seen it before.
Amsterdam today, London tomorrow. The day after that? New York. One day Joe Cocker, the next Chet Baker. Not forgetting Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Bryan Ferry, Twiggy or Neil Young. 'Abba to Zappa' paints a picture of the hectic lifestyle of a pop photographer in the '70s. The book gives you an idea about the lives of all those immersed in pop culture: PR agents, A&R managers, assistants, roadies, groupies, record labels - not forgetting the artists. By placing the images in a seemingly random manner the chaos of Hanekroot's existence leaps off the page. Images of live acts alternate with portraits and pictures during interviews. The fact that Hanekroot spent so much time with the artist puts the photos into a different class from the iconic, contrived images we've all seen so many times.