Unknown Pleasures: WORLDRECORDS by Kai Schäfer
WORLDRECORDS by Kai Schäfer features highlights from the photo series worldrecords where Schäfer photographs the great albums of music history on classic turntables, presented on oversized prints.
The large format allows all the details and nuances of the vinyl and record players to shine. Schäfer’s work is a tribute to the art of the analogue and a celebration of some of pop’s finest music.
Albums featured include David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Serge’s Gainsbourg’s Initials B.B., Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Rolling Stones’ Exileon Main St and The Clash’s London Calling.
An interview with the artist by Michael Bracewell accompanies the book as well as a foreword by Peter Hook, of Joy Division and New Order fame.