Pure Metal: the photography of Ramis Abbas

one photo @ a time


Photography and music have always gone together. Adoring fans, Annie Leibovitz, Mick Rock and Anton Corbijn to name just a few, have become accomplished photographic artists by capturing the images of their favourite musicians and bands.

It’s hard to imagine jazz of a certain era separated from photography. In the ‘50s and ‘60s record labels like Blue Note, Verve and Riverside created a luscious and sexy aura around their records by the use of bold photography and modern design.

In India, the environmental portraits that Raghu Rai has made of some of India’s finest classical musicians are among his best work. Both arts – music and photography – are powerful in their own right. But when the visual is combined with the audio the result can be especially luxurious and pleasing. Even profound.

Turn your mind to Pakistani music and what pops up? Qawwali at an ursor urbane ghazal

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