Art Meets Music in All Access: The Rock N' Roll Photography of Ken Regan

Art Meets Music in All Access: The Rock N' Roll Photography of Ken Regan

Art and rock and roll make a great mix, and All Access: The Rock N' Roll Photography of Ken Regan is a treat for photography and music fans alike. Out this week from Insight Editions, this 300-page hardcover book features intriguing, one-of-a-kind images of legendary rock stars photographed by Ken Regan in his four decades chronicling the rock and roll music scene. Among the musicians included are The Rolling Stones, Sting, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, U2, The Beatles, Joan Baez, The Eagles, and Janis Joplin.

Regan's photography is vivid, pulsing with vitality. One of the best known photographers in the music scene, Regan has chronicled concerts and musicians through still photography since the 1960s. He's taken photos at many high profile events including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now Worldwide concerts and Live Aid benefits.

The images in All Access highlight not just the glamour of rock and roll, but the more shadowy sides, as well, with plenty of emotion conveyed throughout. The zest of the musicians for the music, and of the photographer for his art, is expressed clearly in every one of the many photographs included in this extensive work.

All Access does well to live up to its title, offering the art book browser the insider's perspective, the exclusive feel of a backstage experience. Accompanying the photos are stories about Regan's own experiences meeting and photographing various rockers, giving the book an intimate, personal tone. A fine edition to any art aficionado or music lover's library and an attractive and interesting hardcover coffee table book, this week's release of All Access is one to watch.