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Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain epub download

by Kevin Cummins


Being from Manchester and having an unhealthy bias for Manchester bands-i have to say,hand on heart this is a wonderful book. Kevin was a photographer for the NME in the 70/80/90's and this book is filled with the classic photo's of Manchester's favourite bands

Being from Manchester and having an unhealthy bias for Manchester bands-i have to say,hand on heart this is a wonderful book. Kevin was a photographer for the NME in the 70/80/90's and this book is filled with the classic photo's of Manchester's favourite bands. His pictures of Buzzcocks, The Fall, Joy Division, The Smiths and Oasis are iconic. Fantastic collection.

Photographer Kevin Cummins documents three decades of Manchester's music scene in his new book Manchester: Looking For the Light Through the Pouring Rain. Here, he takes us through some of the stories behind the photos

Photographer Kevin Cummins documents three decades of Manchester's music scene in his new book Manchester: Looking For the Light Through the Pouring Rain. Here, he takes us through some of the stories behind the photos. Sat 19 Sep 2009 1. 1 EDT First published on Sat 19 Sep 2009 1. 1 EDT. Ian Curtis, 1979: Joy Division were typical lads but I rarely took pictures of them joking around – that’s not how I wanted them to be perceived. Here, during rehearsals for their Buzzcocks tour, I asked Ian to sit for me where the light was decent

released several incredible books, including Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain.

Over the last decade, his work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery in London, the V&A Museum, and he’s released several incredible books, including Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain.

This is more than just a photo book.

Manchester, its bands, its fashions, its attitude, has defined pop culture for the best part of four decades. These were the bands that shaped two generations of teenagers and changed the course of pop music. Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain is a portrait of these individuals, the city, and their times.

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Kevin Cummins was photographer on the NME for two decades. He now takes pictures for The Times, Guardian, and others. Manchester looking through the rain. Brilliant book if like photography, Manchester music or even how things have changed. Country of Publication. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. by fck900y07 Jun, 2016.

It is astonishing just how much of Manchester Cummins has captured with his camera

From Slaughter and the Dogs' explosive set at Parr Hall in 1977 to Ian Brown at Spike Island and a proud Liam Gallagher outside his beloved Manchester City Football Club, Kevin Cummins almost singlehandedly created the iconography of modern Manchester. Thematically arranged, with sections on punk and indie, Madchester and Britpop, the book makes it clear that the landscape of Manchester is just as important to Cummins as the bands he photographs. It is astonishing just how much of Manchester Cummins has captured with his camera. Lee Rourke's short story collection "Everyday" is published by Social Disease (£. 9) newstatesman.

Taken from his acclaimed 2009 book ‘Manchester: Looking For The Light Through The Pouring Rain’, legendary photographer Kevin Cummins took this on September 7t. .

A fun read that will make you better understand the city’s origins and equip the reader with fun facts for walking through town.

Manchester, its bands, its fashions, its attitude, has defined pop culture for the best part of four decades. Joy Division, The Fall, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Oasis. These were the bands that shaped two generations of teenagers and changed the course of pop music. Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain is a portrait of these individuals, the city, and their times. Whether it be on a rain-soaked stage in Brazil, a rented room in Whalley Range, or on the dancefloor of the legendary Hacienda, Kevin Cummins' exquisite photographs capture the anarchic energy of the Manchester pop moment. This stunning visual record of the city and its pop history is complemented by four textual contributions from Paul Morley, Stuart Maconie, Gavin Martin and John Harris. What is it about that city that makes it the Memphis of the UK? Cummins' photographic record of the past 30 years captures the highs, the lows and the transcendent pop moments of Manchester's most famous sons.

Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain epub download

ISBN13: 978-0571283385

ISBN: 0571283381

Author: Kevin Cummins

Category: Arts and Photo

Subcategory: Music

Language: English

Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (May 3, 2012)

Pages: 400 pages

ePUB size: 1238 kb

FB2 size: 1457 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 136

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Malanim
Hands down one of the single greatest music photo documentary books there is precisely because it's focused on a single point of origin (Manchester) and because it's the work of a single photographer. Legendary in its depth and coverage of an amazing era in rock music history. And the textual contributions by some of the subjects themselves about the epoch just add to the depth of the collection.

I have yet to discover or be presented with as good a collection in the genre as this one.
Malanim
Hands down one of the single greatest music photo documentary books there is precisely because it's focused on a single point of origin (Manchester) and because it's the work of a single photographer. Legendary in its depth and coverage of an amazing era in rock music history. And the textual contributions by some of the subjects themselves about the epoch just add to the depth of the collection.

I have yet to discover or be presented with as good a collection in the genre as this one.
Winail
If you were into the punk and new wave scene, this book is for you.
Winail
If you were into the punk and new wave scene, this book is for you.
Fearlessrunner
I've only just started reading this book (i'm one of those who can't skip anything- i'll be reading every word, and in chronological order!), but I had a flick through the at photos in the bookstore, and they're all stunning. It set me back $80, but the packaging (there's no mistaking silhouette of the cover star!) together with all the writings about Manchester and the creation of some great music, and the amount of photos in between (a healthy dose of Morrissey for me!) were well worth it! A keeper, proudly taking center stage on my bookshelf.
Fearlessrunner
I've only just started reading this book (i'm one of those who can't skip anything- i'll be reading every word, and in chronological order!), but I had a flick through the at photos in the bookstore, and they're all stunning. It set me back $80, but the packaging (there's no mistaking silhouette of the cover star!) together with all the writings about Manchester and the creation of some great music, and the amount of photos in between (a healthy dose of Morrissey for me!) were well worth it! A keeper, proudly taking center stage on my bookshelf.
Lailace
Kein Cummins says it himself: rock photography is to photography what rock operas are to rock. It is not taken seriously. However he is able to show how exciting it can be. Having covered three decades of Manchetsr's music scene he delivers a collection that is a success on many levels: on one hand it is a splendid coffe-table book, on the second hand it is a spectacular book on post-punk and new wave bands to have meerged from Manchester and thirdly it is a wonderful companion to other books on Factory, the Hacienda etc. First of all the psctrum of groups covered is incredible: it seems that he was around from day one when we get to see images of the BUzzcocks, the Jam etc. Then, he was present as a photographer in a city that would become central to the development of British post-punk and New wave: do not forget that this is a scene that gave us Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, Oasis, The Smiths etc... and to have all these images in one book is incredible.. If you have read the NME during those years you will remember him as having produced quite a lot of iconic rock photography moments. However one will have forgotten that he took some of the most well-known images of Ian Curtis and the Stone Roses. He also managed to document the Hacienda (with a picture of Madonna there). Additionally there are some wondefully written pieces, by Cummings himself but also by Johnny Marr, Peter Hook(who really can write) as well as a wondeful piece without punctuation by one Mark E Smith. We get to see groups such as New Order or the Fall grow older over the years through his lens. Together with Anton Corbijn, he is probably the best rock photographer around since he has an unmatched sense of style (well maybe Anton Corbijn is slightly better since he has an instantly recognizable style). You marvel that one single person has taken so many of your favourite photogtaphs from over the years. This boko is a monumental achievement and is not that expensive. As is to be expected, thereare some images of Morrisey and the Smiths, who may be my least favourite manunian musicins but even they come over quite well.
Lailace
Kein Cummins says it himself: rock photography is to photography what rock operas are to rock. It is not taken seriously. However he is able to show how exciting it can be. Having covered three decades of Manchetsr's music scene he delivers a collection that is a success on many levels: on one hand it is a splendid coffe-table book, on the second hand it is a spectacular book on post-punk and new wave bands to have meerged from Manchester and thirdly it is a wonderful companion to other books on Factory, the Hacienda etc. First of all the psctrum of groups covered is incredible: it seems that he was around from day one when we get to see images of the BUzzcocks, the Jam etc. Then, he was present as a photographer in a city that would become central to the development of British post-punk and New wave: do not forget that this is a scene that gave us Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, Oasis, The Smiths etc... and to have all these images in one book is incredible.. If you have read the NME during those years you will remember him as having produced quite a lot of iconic rock photography moments. However one will have forgotten that he took some of the most well-known images of Ian Curtis and the Stone Roses. He also managed to document the Hacienda (with a picture of Madonna there). Additionally there are some wondefully written pieces, by Cummings himself but also by Johnny Marr, Peter Hook(who really can write) as well as a wondeful piece without punctuation by one Mark E Smith. We get to see groups such as New Order or the Fall grow older over the years through his lens. Together with Anton Corbijn, he is probably the best rock photographer around since he has an unmatched sense of style (well maybe Anton Corbijn is slightly better since he has an instantly recognizable style). You marvel that one single person has taken so many of your favourite photogtaphs from over the years. This boko is a monumental achievement and is not that expensive. As is to be expected, thereare some images of Morrisey and the Smiths, who may be my least favourite manunian musicins but even they come over quite well.