Olaf Heine Rock Photography

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I Love You, But I’ve Chosen Rock

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Photographer Olaf Heine is best known for his detailed, carefully staged portraits of celebrities and athletes such as Sting, Lou Reed, and Don Cheadle.

But in his latest photo book, Heine concentrates on his main source of inspiration: music. In casual snapshots, observations, and images taken on the edges of studio shoots, in rehearsal spaces, backstage and on stage, he has created highly emotional and intriguing portraits of international pop and rock greats. Heine’s book includes such varied artists like The Killers, Coldplay, Neil Young, Tocotronic, Bon Jovi, Incubus, Peaches, Kid Rock and Iggy Pop, as well as photos of classical musicians and dancers from the renowned Stuttgart Ballett.

This very personal documentation is rounded off by notes, postcards, journal entries, and souvenirs that Heine has gathered during his travels over the past fifteen years.

“Olaf is blessed with a clear and inescapable German eye. You better run, or fight back.”—IGGY POP

I Love You But I've Chosen Rock, $75 at artbook.com

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