For enthusiasts, rockabilly isn’t just a kind of music; it’s a way of life. A raw fusion of rhythm and blues with country and western, rockabilly heralded the start of teenage rebellion in America in the early 1950s. The stripped-down sound witnessed a revival in the 1970s that has continued until today, with modern rockabillies embracing not only the music, but also the clothes, cars and lifestyle of the 1950s youth counterculture. Rockin’ is photographer Andrew Shaylor’s unique portrayal of the contemporary rockabilly scene. Granted exclusive access at events on both sides of the Atlantic, Shaylor captures the raw energy of the music and the commitment of the rockabilly community to authenticity. Featuring the history of the subculture by rockabilly legend Jerry Chatabox, this striking book evokes the passion and intensity of a scene that is as exciting today as it was more than 50 years ago.
Andrew Shaylor is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Esquire, Blueprint and Tatler.
Jerry Chatabox is a well-known rockabilly DJ. He organizes the annual Rockabilly Rove, and regularly appears at other rockabilly events worldwide.
[Rockin'] should interest anyone passionate about retro styles and music that oozes vagabond cool. — The EDGE
...captures the energy and the passion of the scene, with dancers, musicians, hot rod drivers and tattoos galore. — On Milwaukee
Rockin' is Andrew Shaylor's intimate portrait of the modern rockabilly world on both sides of the Atlantic... — The Sunday Times
...a book of wonderful photos — 'Rockabilly Romp' Blog
...a series of iconic images that he's assembled to capture the very spirit of the rockabilly scene. — 'Rockabilly Romp' Blog
I find it fascinating that in a world where we all have cameras and anyone can take a picture, there are people out there who know how to make pictures in a way that most of us just can't. People who know how to make a picture that tells stories... Shaylor has created a montage of photos that transport you into the world of rockabillies. With his photos you get to experience every emotion of the rockabilly weekender. From the wild exuberance, to the fatigue crash, it's all here. — 'Rockabilly Romp' Blog
To the rockabilly fan, it's cool to see pictures of the people who make up the scene... But the book holds an interest for a wider audience too. Anyone who is interested in people can enjoy this book. — 'Rockabilly Romp' Blog
Andrew Shaylor does more than photo-document the melding of punk and rockabilly fashions, he makes you question how far apart the two styles really were to begin with. — Gannett Newspaper
The book is the best and most comprehensive of its kind — Gannett Newspaper
The images in this book look fantastic, Shaylor has managed to capture the essence and fine detail of the Rockin scene from an outsiders perspective. — Magik City
...you can almost smell the grease wafting off the pages. — Magik City
Shaylor has turned his passion of capturing sub-cultures into a visual pleasure for the rest of us. For that he must be applauded. — Magik City
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Description du livre Merrell Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M1858945283
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