The award-winning book, Thin Wild Mercury, presents the story behind the photographs of Bob Dylan by critically acclaimed film director and photographer, Jerry Schatzberg.A limited edition of just 1,500 copies, each book is signed by Jerry Schatzberg. Thin Wild Mercury features nearly 500 photographs, many of which have never been published before while others have become iconic, including the shots used on Dylan's most influential album, Blonde on Blonde, released in August 1966.
'As a photographic subject, Dylan was the best. You just point the camera at him and things happen. We had a good rapport and he was willing to try anything.' Jerry SchatzbergThin Wild Mercury's 300 pages feature nearly 500 photographs, many of which have never been published before. All images are printed in four-colour with image varnishing, on three different luxurious art papers. Throughout the book the photographs are illustrated with excerpts of Dylan's music, hand written by Jerry Schatzberg.
'Some time later, Albert (Grossman) called and asked if I would like to shoot Dylan's new album sleeve. It was the cover for Blonde on Blonde. I didn't know it would turn out to be one of his seminal records.' Jerry Schatzberg
'The decision to use the shot he did on the cover of Blonde on Blonde was one of pure art and extremely brave. Few photographers would allow such an image to be used, even now. For most photographers, that one photo would be enough, but Jerry has an unbelievable and largely unseen archive: actors, musicians, politicians, royalty, catwalk models, and the man in the street. All Jerry's subjects demand equal attention. With many photographs, the subject matter often compensates for the art; here we have the very best of both.'
Thin Wild Mercury's 300 pages are filled with Jerry Schatzberg's photographs, from the iconic to the unseen. The stories behind all these images are presented, for the first time, in Jerry's own words.'Touching Dylan's edge has allowed me some very interesting life experiences.' Jerry Schatzberg
Thin Wild Mercury is an award-winning, large-format limited edition of just 1,500 numbered copies, each personally signed by Jerry Schatzberg.The book is hand-numbered and bound in a bespoke cloth. Each copy features a print of Bob Dylan inset into the front cover, and is housed in an elegant slipcase.
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An award-winning look at Bob Dylan by former photographer for Vogue and Life magazines, Jerry Schatzberg, who was at the centre of New York's cultural whirlpool in the Sixties.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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