AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE WORK OF HIP HOP PHOTOGRAPHERS TOLD THROUGH THEIR INTIMATE DIARIES: THEIR CONTACT SHEETS
Author: Vikki Tobak
In Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, journalist Vikki Tobak has curated an extraordinary visual anthology of the most important rap and hip-hop artists.
Published by Clarkson Potter, Tobak’s definitive history of hip-hop’s early days is a fascinating inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, told through their most intimate diaries – their contact sheets.
Celebrating the photographers and artists that shaped the iconic album covers, T-shirts and posters beloved by legions of rap and hip-hop fans, Contact High features rare outtakes from over 100 photo shoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends.
From the last shoots of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls just weeks before their deaths, to Al Pereira’s shoot of Queen Latifah on the set of Fly Girl and Jerome Albertini’s shoot of the Wu-Tang Clan, Contact High is a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop.
Featuring rare photos, some of which have never been shared by the photographers before, it also includes a foreword by Questlove and essays by the likes of Fab 5 Freddy, Young Guru, DJ Premier and RZA.
Vikki Tobak will be at the Reebok space, Friday December 7th for a book signing of ‘Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop’ at Sole DXB 2018.
Limited general release tickets available here.
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