Q magazine publishes photography collector’s edition

Laura Rutkowski

Bauer Media’s monthly music magazine Q will publish a photography collector’s issue, packed with specially curated iconic pictures from some of the industry’s most highly esteemed photographers.

Inside the issue, photographers including Chris Floyd, Perou, Scarlet Page, Rachael Wright, Austin Hargrave and Andrew Cotterill reveal the secret histories to some of rock’s most evocative photography, providing insight into the artists and the art of rock photography.

Artists featured include David Bowie, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Björk, Oasis and Amy Winehouse, just to name a few.

The issue will contain four pages of interviews with legendary rock photographers Pennie Smith, Kevin Cummins, Tom Sheehan, Jill Furmanovsky and Ross Halfin, covering their lives in photography, and a Q&A with Terry O’Neill.

Commenting on the issue, Q Editor Ted Kessler said: “This month, we asked many of rock’s greatest photographers to tell the secret histories behind some of their most evocative shots. The self-deprecating, often indiscreet back stories to these photos of iconic musicians at work, rest and play add both revealing and comic shade to their moodiness. To help focus the choice, we limited the gallery to shots taken since Q’s launch in 1986.

“Additionally, we picked five photographers (Smith, Cummins, Sheehan, Furmanovsky and Halfin) whose work is so distinctive, and library so large, that they themselves became the story behind the photos. This month’s issue has been a particular joy to edit, a symphony of pictures and words.”

This month’s issue hits newsstands on February 13, with two collectable art prints featuring David Bowie and The Stone Roses available.

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