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"We always had cameras lying around at home. My father was an optician. He was into photography. But I never took it seriously until I discovered rock music and its world. I didnít play an instrument, but I wanted to be part of that world. My camera was my ticket to another sphere." Olaf Heine in conversation with Astrid Kirchherr, excerpted from Olaf Heine: I Love You but Iíve Chosen Rock.
Known for his carefully staged celebrity portraits, photographer Olaf Heine offers behind-the-scenes footage in this exciting volume. I Love You But I've Chosen Rock features casual snapshots and observations gleaned on the edges of studio shoots, in rehearsal spaces, on stage and at home, including intimate images of music legends like Kurt Cobain, Nick Cave and Iggy Pop.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Ralf Grauel, Matthias Harder, Iggy Pop, Sting.
Iggy Pop remarked that German photographer Olaf Heine, "is blessed with a clear and inescapable German eye. You better run, or fight back"--and the particularly fierce images that Heine captured of the iconic punk star reveal that Pop did indeed choose to fight back. Heine--due to his ability to get straight to the heart of a person's humanity and individual style--is one of the most innovative and in-demand portrait photographers working today. His portfolio of musicians, actors, athletes, writers and icons is diverse, and includes Michael Stipe, Jared Leto, Sting and Selma Hayek, to name a few. His photos have been used on record covers and in magazines; he has shot advertising campaigns and several dozen music videos. Containing more than 100 works, this volume provides an overview of the photographer's extensive oeuvre, while also presenting Heine's less familiar still lifes, landscapes and architectural photographs.