Hedi Slimane's latest venture featuring new photographic work will launch in June 2008 in Europe.
The designer/artist/photographer is debuting the third installment of his rock diary. It is the latest in a series of books in which he captures "contemporary rock and roll lifestyle" and of course the construction of youth identity through music.
In the last decade, the pictures of the French creator have revolved around the universe of teenagers and the fan phenomenon underlying the strong ties existing with music, especially music as collective events or what surrounds the spectacle of live music. Photography has always been his tool for looking at the world he has stated himself that he remembers when he began to take photos, and that his first camera was a gift when he was only eight years old.
Rock Diary consists of three books: the first one contains the images Slimane captured during his four day stay in Benicàssim in the summer of 2007, which focus on the communion that takes place between important celebrities of the music world—The Horrors, Amy Winehouse and The Klaxons—and their audiences and, in short, their fans. The second book is an overview of rock diary, which Slimane has been putting together for the past decade by way of artists such as Pete Doherty or the iconography constructed by live music and young spectators. And finally, the third and last of them provides a platform for the opinions of Vince Aletti— eminent American music journalist and photography critic for The New Yorker—Alex Needham—a music journalist who has collaborated with Hedi Slimane to compose Rock Diary for V Magazine—Jon Savage—music journalist for The Observer— and Agustín Pérez Rubio - Chief Curator of MUSAC.
English / Spanish
Expected publication date: June 2008
Hardcover, 220 x 260 mm
Images 200 color
All images: Hedi Slimane