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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846972560
RRP: £20.00
PAGES: 120
PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2013


What Presence!: The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos

By (author) Harry Papadopoulos; Edited by Ken McCluskey

Harry Papadopoulos began his photographic career outside the Apollo in Glasgow, flogging photographs to gig-goers. He soon moved to London, and from 1979 to 1984 worked as a staff photographer for Sounds, for which he provided countless front covers. During those five years he covered Blondie, David Bowie, Devo, Joy Division, Bryan Ferry, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, The Specials, Wham!, ABC, Edwyn Collins, The Associates and many, many more. Harry’s London flat also became home to fellow Scots such as Aztec Camera, Orange Juice and the Bluebells. Savour Peter Capaldi, years before he mutated into Malcolm Tucker, looking cute and wholesome as frontman of Glasgow band The Dreamboys(with US chat show host Craig Ferguson on drums) and relive the inky-fingered days of the 1980s music press with this fascinating look at the work of guerrilla lensman Harry Papadopoulos.

Reviews of What Presence!: The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos

'It's a real gem … We would highly recommend anyone with an interest in either photography, good music (especially of the post-punk variety) or both to purchase What Presence!' – Racket Racket

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