自1970年代开始,曼彻斯特摄影师Kevin Cummins因拍摄包括David Bowie、Patti Smith、性手枪、Joy Division在内的众多知名音乐人而被大家所熟知,作为首席摄影师,他与英国著名的音乐杂志《NME》合作了25年之久。在曼彻斯特的成长经历,令他更为深入的了解乐队的内在精神与力量,因而,他的那些发自肺腑的影像,显得更为直接、真实且铿锵有力。

起初,拍摄Joy Division只是一个《NME》委派的普通拍摄任务,到后来,渐渐的发展为Cummins长期的个人项目。这本摄影集中,也首次曝光了许多Joy Division成员在光环退去后的私人生活瞬间,乐队的排练和演出的记录等等。本书由Rizzoli出版,208页,同时还收录了Cummins同Bernard Sumner的深度访问。

Manchester born Kevin Cummins became known in the 1970s for his visceral photographs of musicians like David Bowie, Patti Smith, The Sex Pistols and Joy Division; leading his career to a 25-year association with NME Magazine, for which he was chief photographer. Having grown up in Manchester, Cummins had an inherent understanding of the band as a product of their bleak environments, proving to be a vital ingredient in understanding what was needed to appropriately depict the band. What started out as an assignment quickly turned into a project for Cummins, photographing the band frequently while practicing, playing live or just hanging out. This extensive series, most of which previously unseen, has been published by Rizzoli as a 208-page hardcover book alongside an introductory essay by Jay McInerney and a conversational interview between Cummins and Bernard Sumner about the band.