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His iconic portraits of rock musicians as diverse as Joy Division, The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Love and David Bowie have graced magazine covers, galleries and bedroom walls the world over and are included in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery and The V&A among others.
Kevin has published nine critically acclaimed monographs to date. The 10th: Sex Pistols: Huddersfield, 25 December 1977 will be published by ACC in November 2019
He has lived in London since 1987 but retains strong links with the North West of England.
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A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
"To flip through the book is to be immersed back in the glory days of Cool Britannia... and it's just as cool as you remember"
Remember Britpop and the '90s through hundreds of its most striking images - with many seen here for the very first time.
Taken by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, chief photographer at the NME for more than a decade, the images in this book explore the rise and fall of Cool Britannia and all that came with it.
Nostalgic, anarchic and featuring contributions from icons of the Britpop era including Noel Gallagher and Brett Anderson, While We Were Getting High is a seminal portrait of a decade like no other.
Artists featured include:
...and many more
'One of the greatest music photographers of all time...this book is indispensable to anyone who is a fan of Morrissey, or of great photography '
Classic Pop magazine
'Unsurprisingly, given Cummin's history, the photographs are beautifully composed, from the live shots with their webbing of shredded shirts and outstretched arms to the lyrical portraits on staircases or Japanese streets'
Taken by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins and featuring hundreds of previously unseen images, Alone and Palely Loitering chronicles Morrissey's world as he emerged from The Smiths and established himself as a solo artist.
Breathtaking photographs cover chaotic live performances, intimate portrait sessions and snatched moments backstage and on tour over a ten-year period. Cummins provides insightful commentary on the art of photography and what it was like to work and travel with Morrissey.
The book also includes portraits of from fans around the world with Morrissey-inspired tattoos, featuring an essay by literary academic Dr Gail Crowther exploring how this art form is used to display devotion to a unique musician.
The definitive collection of the Joy Division photographs of Kevin Cummins, including interviews with Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris.
The iconic images captured by Cummins - from snowy bridges and dark rehearsal rooms to electrifying live performances - helped to define Joy Division and cement their place in music history.
Originally published in an ultra-limited run of just 226 copies, Juvenes is a book with legendary status. Now comprehensively updated with new material and images that have never been published in a book before, this new edition will allow fans to own it for the first time.
Also containing insightful and moving essays from the band's family, contemporaries and fans including David Peace and Pat Nevin, Juvenes is a striking, poignant celebration of a truly special band.
With a foreword by Ian Rankin.
"Whenever I picture Joy Division, it's through Kevin Cummins' camera lens. Never before or since has one photographer captured a band's story so well." TIM BURGESS
"I first saw Kevin Cummins' photographs of Joy Division when I was a music-obsessed teenager. The stark black and white shots captured perfectly the austere and serious nature of the music. Look at this book and dream a new future into being. God knows we need one." BOBBY GILLESPIE