Brian Griffin has been a CDR favourite for a very long time.. Claire herself hosted a launch for his book WORK, many years ago, and Lucy's personal copy of Copyright (his first photo book, self published in 1978) is one of her most treasured.
Griffin's new book POP (published Oct 2017) is a complete retrospective of the music photography of Brian Griffin. Over 350 pages featuring bands and musicians from the Post Punk, New Wave and New Romantic movements. A slice of time, an intensive document primarily of the late 70's and 80's. Over 160 record covers from well over a 100 bands and musicians, including many unseen images of major stars like Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more!
Also included are portraits of important figures in the music industry, like the Beatles producer George Martin, Brian Eno and Daniel Miller, plus many others. Plus portraits of those who worked alongside Brian...stylists and builders of his 'light machines'.
There is an essay by Paul Gorman, the author of Reasons To Be Cheerful, The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles that treats in detail the close friendship and working relationship between Barney and Brian and the covers they collaborated on.
Terry Rawlings gives a vivid and entertaining description of what the area of Rotherhithe in South East London was like in the 80's, where most of these musicians would come to be photographed at Brian's studio at 121/123 Rotherhithe Street.
A VERY SPECIAL BOOK!
POP is published in an edition of 1000 copies by GOST. It has a cloth cover with a screenprint in four colour-ways, 392 pages and includes essays by Terry Rawlings and Paul Gorman. Dimensions 25 x 23 cm. Hardback.