RETRACTING LOCATIONS OF OLD REGGAE COVERS IN LONDON
If you’ve ever sifted through your old #vinyl and paused to wonder where that #retrolocation on the cover was shot, you’re not alone. #Photographer #AlexBartsch was so intrigued with the cover of his new record, #Brixton Cat by Joe’s All Stars, that he hunted down the location of the LP and decided to recreate it. Holding the record at arm’s length and capturing the nostalgic Brixton scene, the idea for a book was born.
Since that first shot he has matched 40 covers with their locations, not that the process is straightforward, as he explains, “To achieve some of these shots I had to hitch a boat ride across #RegentsCanal, climb onto a roof top near #OldStreet, ask to enter someone’s front room in #Hampstead, access a back yard in #Wembley and venture on to the #Westway in #westLondon.” Having already broken its Kickstarter target, Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London will be published soon.