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A collection of wildly inventive portraits of musician Tom Waits, the result of a 30-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin This visually arresting book is a testament to the unique collaboration, going back three decades, between the photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin and the musician Tom Waits. Having shot magazine portraits, album covers, and music videos of Waits, Mahurin was inspired to resurrect 100 dormant film negatives as a jumping off point to explore his own surreal, poetic, and occasion ally dark vision. The images vary from traditional por traits to ones that capture Waits in concert-but the majority are richly imagined scenes in which Waits is more muse than musician. In addition to the diverse images, the book includes a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits's song titles.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781419739095
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 29 Oct 2019
Publisher: Abrams
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 30.5(H) x 30.5(L)

 

Reviews

"At once mysterious and revealing, photographer Matt Mahurin's Tom Waits is an evocative visual tribute to one of rock's visionary eccentrics."-- "Rolling Stone"

 

Author Biography

Matt Mahurin's work has appeared inTime,Newsweek,Mother Jones,Rolling Stone,Esquire, and theNew York Times. He has directed music videos for Waits, U2, Metallica, Sting, David Byrne, Lou Reed, and Joni Mitchell. He lives in California.Tom Waitsis an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. He has won multiple Grammy Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for the original score forOne from the Heart. In 2016, he received the PEN Literary Award for Song Lyrics.

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