Boy, it’s been a while since I posted on here! Anyway here’s news of a rather interesting event happening in London in a few days!
On the 21st of November, Vice Magazine opens The Vice Gallery at 77 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, with a photo installation and book launch by Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner. The exhibition is open to the public from 23rd November to 7th December and The Vice Gallery will be the exclusive sellers of Zinner’s book in London.
“I Hope You Are All Happy Now” (Evil Twin Publications/ St Martins Press) is the third photography book by Nick Zinner. While the first two were collaborations with two of his friends, this book focuses on the life of rock and roll through his eyes. The book spans through unseen images of his band-mates and friends, including the likes of Karen O and Conor Oberst, and everything from slept-in hotel beds, photos of fans, bloody cuts and bruises, and subtle, quiet moments in far away places. These photos of everyday things are arguably the most interesting parts of this book.
Lee Renaldo from Sonic Youth summed the book up by saying: “Nick Zinner has a rock ‘n’ roll eye for the details of life on the road, exposing YYYs rise from the gutters of NYC’s East Village, to the pages of Rolling Stone. But these are more than just casual snapshot, these pix are a personal view as to where he’s at – the faces, the places, the gore and the glory – all the highway songs along the way”.
As well as playing in New York art-punk band, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zinner has worked on a number of other collaborative projects, including Bright Eyes’ 2005 album, “Digital Ashes in a Digital Urn”. He studied photography at Bard College with Larry Fink and Stephen Shore and also attended art school in France. He has published work in magazines such as Vice, Black Book, and Rolling Stone.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut album of 2003, ‘Fever To Tell’, has been certified Gold in the UK and has sold more than 520,000 copies in America where the success of single ‘Maps’ has rocketed the band from cult heroes into the alternative mainstream.
Most of the exhibited prints will be for sale.
I’m definitely having some of this!I’ll be in London doing work experience at the Observer Music Monthly during then so I’ll be sure to report on how it actually looks.
Until next time rock fans!