If you love portrait photography, rock 'n roll, and beautifully-bound coffee table books, then you're in luck. Genesis Publications has announced a special anniversary release of 'Blinds & Shutters', a cult classic that tells the story of the Sixties through a series of portraits of some of the decade's most iconic musicians and artists.
Featuring over 600 incredible photos and a 30,000 word text from 93 legendary contributors, 'Blinds & Shutters' is a unique look through the lens of photographer Michael Cooper. With subjects such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Andy Warhol and David Hockney captured in Cooper's spell-binding portrait photography, 'Blinds & Shutters promises to be your next favorite coffee table book.
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Photographer Michael Cooper met his subjects through his association with London's influential art dealer Robert Fraser, the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. 'Blinds & Shutters' is filled with five years worth of international research and close collaboration with the 93 contributors, resulting in a mind-expanding journey through the Sixties.
In 1972, Michael Cooper commented, "The subjects of my book are not just faces I have photographed but people I have worked with, or become involved with on a very personal level. This is why I prefer to think of this book not just as my own, but a collective work."
Now, you can pick up this iconic book in a special anniversary leather binding with foil blocking and silkscreened page edging. An individually placed photograph is inset into the book's front cover and a hand-made slipcase houses each book. While you might find the price of £695 a little steep, this piece of photographic and cultural history is worth every penny.
Blinds & Shutters, a book by Michael Cooper, is published by Genesis Publications. Order from www.blindsandshuttersbook.com.