Photographer Kevin Cummins is the definitive chronicler of British music. His photographs have appeared in the NME, Melody Maker, The Face, Mojo, and Rolling Stone, and his work has been exhibited at galleries around the world.
These special edition box sets features classic images and rarer glimpses of David Bowie and New Order, reproduced as a collection of litho printed postcards and presented in hand finished box - made in Manchester.
A collection 29 postcard featuring highlights from Kevin Cummins' extensive work with legendary and influential Manchester band New Order. Having been the most trusted photographer of Joy Division in the 1970s, Kevin Cummins was uniquely placed to document the rise and fall of New Order, and here Kevin presents some of his favourite images of the band.
A look at one of the most iconic musicians of all time. Kevin Cummins first photographed Bowie as Ziggy Stardust on his Aladdin sane tour of 1972-1973 and went on to photograph and be influenced by him throughout his career. This edited set features some of the classic images alongside rarer, less seen photographs from the archive.
Northern innovators. Had their thunder stolen by the Roses, but equally as important, first band to combine British indie rock with the new innovative sound of Chicago house music. Still chronically underrated as a band. Filthy innovative, sleazy northern funk. #happymondays#shaunryder#bez#factoryrecords#kevincummins
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If you are not familiar with the name #KevinCummins , we can assure you that you will be familiar with his work. Kevin is one of those remarkable creatives who happened to be in exactly the right place, at exactly right time. And his book, pictured above, is a comprehensive account of that.
Any exploration into the music of #Manchester from the 70's to the 90's- whether a particular band or the whole phenomena of the city's golden incline- undoubtedly draws you to at least one of Kevin's distinctively greyscale photos. As an #NME photographer working in the city, he collaborated with many of the paper's most legendary writers, from #PaulMorley to #StuartMaconie . Together, they successfully captured the burgeoning #Punk , #PostPunk , #Madchester and Indie scenes as and when it erupted.
This book seriously and beautifully guides you through the perfect storm that brewed through Manchester. Each photograph proves more honest and stirring than any piece of journalism narrating the names, faces and sounds of the time. Yet, in this book, they are coupled. Each photo is driven by an always illuminating, sometimes gritty tale, that elevates every tiny detail of each frame to of huge significance.
From the bold, vibrant cover photo that came to define the #StoneRoses (the four piece doused in the #ManCity colours, a common theme throughout the book); to the eerily still images of Ian Curtis, framed by blinding white snow; to the floppy-haired, bug-eyed grins of the Happy Mondays against the distinctively industrial diagonals of the Hacienda. Every photo perfectly evokes the mood, sound, soul and headspace of the legends of the city that, at the time, captured the heart and heads of the world.
'Suddenly, the Rainy City seemed incredibly romantic, like Paris or Berlin, except with more sportswear and eccles cakes. Aside form the music itself, Kevin Cummins is- in part- responsible for that romance for me'- Richard Milward Recommended, for anyone who, not only wants to read or hear about the legend of Manchester, but feel it. And of course, a personal recommendation from from us- as it perfectly encapsulates the zeitgeist that #Underground was humbly formed into and for.
This is a portrait I took of all the participants of the @levis_uk Music Project with the band Everything Everything taken on the same bridge #JoyDivision were photographed by #KevinCummins back in the 70's
Thank you @levis_uk for the opportunity to work with such a great group of inspiring young musicians.