Photographing the All-Time Greats

  1. With text by Gino Castaldo
  • ISBN 9780500516003
  • 22.00 x 17.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 480pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2011
‘An absorbing look at a much-practised genre, and is a genuinely worthwhile look at portraiture in general’ – Amateur Photographer

Compelling photographs of the world’s most popular musicians
– an amazing collection in an irresistible package!

See a complete list of the musicians in the book

Music and photography have always shared a special relationship – when an iconic musician is captures by a first-rate photographer, the resulting image is often transformative and a classic pop culture image is born.

Now, in the same popular format as Thames & Hudson’s PhotoBox and Fashion Box, Music Box gathers more than 450 such legendary photographers of musicians, covering the stars of jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, and all of their contemporary offshoots.

MusicBox is arranged in themes that look at the music scene from a witty and fresh perspective, collecting photographs such as Philippe Halsman’s seminal portrait of Louis Armstrong, Jim Marshall’s vision of Jimi Hendrix kneeling over his burning guitar, Annie Leibovitz’s shot of Bruce Springsteen leaping in front of the American flag, Chester Higgins Jr’s soulful 50 Cent, and many more.

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