From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II Launched!
David Phillips is proud to launch his latest book, From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II, a follow up to the critically acclaimed A Drummer’s Perspective.
The beautifully designed, From The Riser is a photographic celebration of many of today’s greatest drummers and percussionists. It unashamedly captures the energy, emotion and elegance of the world’s best, playing with the world’s greatest bands.
The book features two hundred and seventy previously unseen photographs taken exclusively by the author. It includes over one hundred and thirty legendary drummers from a wide range of genres including Neil Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Sheila E, Tommy Lee, Travis Barker, Jonathan Moffett, Lars Ulrich, Stewart Copeland, Joey Kramer, Dave Weckl, Ash Soan, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Ian Paice, Steve Ferrone, Lenny White, Zigaboo Modeliste and many more. Included alongside the many striking images is a record of Phillips’ cherished collection of backstage passes, set lists and other memorabilia.
The book contains detailed pictures of drummers in action, taken in venues ranging from London’s Olympic Stadium to intimate jazz clubs, and from as many interesting angles as possible. Additional photos of the drum kits are included as well as candid, off-the wall photos such as warming up backstage and even jumping off the drum kit!
Phillips is an intuitive photographer who, as a drummer himself, demonstrates a natural affinity with his subjects particularly when working in a live environment. Capturing portraits of drummers has become second nature to him and his work in Artists Relations provides extraordinary contact with an incredible range of musicians and bands.
Rush’s Neil Peart, who penned the foreword for the book says ‘not many photographers have captured that performance art as well as David …. One accomplishment is simply collecting photographs .... but the greater gift is delivering such iconic images.’
This ambitious book, with over one hundred and eighty pages, is a lavish tribute to drumming and drummers, which reflects Phillip’s intuitive knowledge and deep respect of all things percussion. It is a complete compendium, packed with expressive, jaw-dropping photos. To get shots like this you have to understand drummers, drums and playing live.
From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II retails for £29.99 ($39.99,€35.50) and is only available to purchase from the Author’s website.
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