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Brian David Stevens - Notting Hill Sound Systems




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Softcover, edition of 150, signed. Edited by Craig Atkinson.

In the summer of 2004, Brian rose early to capture the towering speaker rigs and sound systems of the Notting Hill Carnival before the crowds arrived. The sound systems, these towering monuments to volume, stay in place for three days, are portrayed starkly and simply in his photos, a far cry from the colourful, loud and crowded images that normally depict the carnival.

Brian says he wanted to shift the emphasis to the source of the music that was drawing people there in the first place, and yet was drowned out in the visual noise. “Normally you never see these streets empty, they’re absolutely packed with people,” he says. “I got down there very early as they were setting up and shot the huge, monolithic speakers just in the middle of the street, where they look fantastically beautiful — I think every street corner should have one on them.” (from caughtbytheriver.net)

Order at caferoyalbooks.com.

Pages: 36
Place: Southport
Year: 2014
Publisher: Café Royal Books
Size: 14 x 20 cm (approx.)

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