eyes of the world: grateful dead photograph 1965 – 1995 is a work of art, a photographic book with a hard cover that brings together, for the first time, a complete collection of photographs of a wide range of photographers whose work has captured the Grateful Dead at several times during their career.
It has 220 images on 272 pages in a 12 “x 12” book that weighs six kilos!
As shocking as it may seem – especially given the unprecedented work that the band’s shepherds did in documenting his story – so far there has not been a definitive visual reference that included the thirty-year career of the Grateful Dead.
Eyes of the World photographers include legendary names such as Annie Leibovitz, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Mark Seliger, Herb Greene, William Coupon, Michael O’Neill, Adrian Boot, Michael Putland, Peter Simon, Baron Wolman and co-editor Jay Blakesberg, to do well Five: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead is another must-have for fans. Included in Eyes of the World are iconic images, lesser-known photos and images never seen before – each of them has a unique perspective of a touching moment that together help to tell the epic story of Grateful Dead through big and bold images.
Each of the images included in the Eyes of the World pages were originally filmed on film. Many of these were first reproduced by high-resolution scanning, allowing them to be displayed again. Indifferent in the presentation, each photograph has relevance and weight, many of them occupy a whole page or more.
As famous musician and photographer Graham Nash writes in the preface of the book, “It is obvious that the authors of these photographs were big fans and also that they had a unique perspective. They were” trusted “. Trust so much that it is certain that the band was completely in comfortable in revealing the many faces of themselves. “Graham continues,” These are moments like these that photographers live for: the ability to be invisible so that no one knows you are here. That’s when the good shots happen and in that moment I realize how lucky the band was to have such talented witnesses on their journey “.
As Phil Lesh observes, “These photos really capture the spirit of the thirty-year Grateful Dead adventure. Looking at this book, I remembered some incredible moments I had forgotten.”
Concurs Mickey Hart: “It’s a surprising reminder of how good things can get with a touch of grace, some laughter and so much good luck. You can almost feel the joy of these images that only music can bring.”
Whether it’s a Grateful Dead veteran who captured them in the heady days of the late 1960s in San Francisco, or a millennial that arrived in Chicago to do the well in 2015, Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 – 1995 offers fans of all ages and stages the opportunity to see this band in a way they never had before.