Music & Photography

We are a journal of culture, of what’s worth knowing and seeing, of individualism, beauty and elegance, and the steady power of art as earned influence. Malibu Arts Journal.

Keith Richards by Jerome Brunet
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Lili Hayden by Trish Tokar
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Charlize Theron by Alan Weissman
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Slash by Jerome Brunet
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Cover Story
The Improbable Worlds of Glen Wexler
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The Music & Photography Issue
December 2017
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Live Music Photographer Jason Miller

From rank amateur to acclaimed pro in just four years, Jason Miller has combined his love of music and photography with impressive results. Having notched up over 500 gigs and festivals, we thought it was time we found out Jason’s secrets…

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Live Music Photographer Jason Miller
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David Bowie | Style File Gallery

David Bowie is unarguably fashion’s king of self-invention. Mod teenager, hippy with dishevelled curls, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke – Bowie changed his style more dramatically than any other musician in history. His transformations brought about seismic cultural shifts, changing the definition of what it meant to be a popular rock star. For Bowie clothes were a way of projecting self-expression, a powerful tool in communicating individuality at its most extreme, glittering and creative.

David Bowie | Style File Gallery
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Chris Stein “Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk”

Chris Stein “Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk”
Written by Chris Stein, Afterword by Shepard Fairey, Contribution by Deborah Harry and Glenn O’Brien

ChrisSteinBook1On the occasion of Blondie’s fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the ’70s and ’80s New York rock scene.

ChrisSteinBook2While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early ’70s, where he met Deborah Harry and cofounded Blondie. Their blend of punk, dance, and hip-hop spawned a totally new sound, and Stein’s photographs helped establish Harry as an international fashion and music icon. In photos and stories direct from Stein, brilliant writer of hits like “Rapture” and “Heart of Glass,” this book provides a fascinating snapshot of the period before and during Blondie’s huge rise, by someone who was part of and who helped to shape the early punk music scene—at CBGB, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and early Bowery. Stars such as David Bowie, the Ramones, Joan Jett, and Iggy Pop were part of Stein’s world, as were fascinating downtown characters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hell, Stephen Sprouse, Anya Phillips, Divine, and many others.

ChrisSteinBook3As captured by one of its greatest artists and instigators, and designed by Shepard Fairey, this book is a must-have celebration of the new-wave and punk scene, whose influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago.

ChrisSteinBook4Chris Stein “Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk”

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Amy Winehouse

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David Bowie by Andrew Kent

KentAndrew_DavidBowie01David Bowie at L’Hotel, Paris 1976

On the last leg of the 1976 “Station to Station” European tour, Photographer Andrew Kent arrived at David’s Paris hotel to find the performer still in bed.
David slipped on a dressing gown and hopped back in bed for this unforgettable shot. Jimmy Osterberg (aka Iggy Pop) was also in the room.
“These were the best couple of hours I’ve ever had in photography. I was so fortunate to be there,” says the photographer.

KentAndrew_DavidBowie02David Bowie aboard the SS Leonardo da Vinci, New York City 1976

“David preferred just about any means of travel other than flying,” says photographer Andrew Kent.

KentAndrew_DavidBowie03David Bowie, Wembley Auditorium, London 1976

“Bowie’s Back!” declared the headlines, playing off the distinctive angle of Andrew Kent’s famous shot to mark the performer’s return to London for the kickoff of Bowie’s ’76 European tour.
“Everybody identifies this shot with David,” Andrew says. Taken during a performance at Wembley Auditorium, it is one of the photographer’s favorites. It was featured on the cover of NME magazine.

KentAndrew_DavidBowie04David Bowie, Moscow 1976

David shows his pleasure at finally having arrived in Moscow after a long train trip from Switzerland in the spring of ’76.

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more details and photos at rockpaperphoto.com