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James Mollison: The Disciples
Introduction by Desmond Morris.
Between 2004 and 2007, James Mollison attended pop concerts across Europe and the USA with a mobile photography studio, inviting fans of each music star or band to pose for their portrait outside the gig. He subsequently combined portraits of eight to ten fans for each performer into a single lineup, making a single panoramic image in each case. With a total of over 500 individual portraits, in 62 panoramic images, The Disciples was an original, sharp and highly entertaining take on contemporary music culture and the tribalism invoked by popular music stars. This new and expanded affordable edition features four new images produced after the original Disciples was published, including fans of MIA, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, and a group of Elvis Presley tribute acts.
Featured image is a detail from the Lady Gaga spread in James Mollison: The Disciples.
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
FROM THE BOOK
"James Mollison has been present at many of these concerts and has captured with his searingly honest camera the intensity of the urge to relive this sense of tribal belonging. His stunning photographic images give us a permanent record of these fascinating concert tribes – tribes that will eventually fade into history and be replaced, time and again, by other tribes with new costumes and new songs, for as long as humankind exists on this planet. For if we ever stop being tribal it will mean that we have evolved into a new, post-human species and this, the lessons of evolutionary biology clearly tell us, will be many thousands of years off in the distant future."
Desmond Morris, excerpted from the foreword to The Disciples.