My new book: “3 Songs No Flash: Canadian Music on the Road“.
I have a 48-page sample available now for $25. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is currently in production, but I do have something to offer up right now for sale: I have printed a very limited run of sample books that are available for sale (around 150 copies) so that I can help recoup some of the printing costs of my samples to publishers.
I used this sample book in my proposals to publishers. It is a large format 48-page softcover book. It is printed in the style of the old tour books that bands like RUSH used to sell at shows in the 1980′s and 1990′s. It is 12×12 inches in size.
The full book when it is published will include hundreds of bands and singers that I have documented and interviewed over the years. This sample version contains some of the best images (and my personal favourites) from the full edition.
Some of the artists included in this are: Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith, Blue Rodeo, Jeff Healey, Hollerado, C’mon, Sloan, D.O.A., Dinosaur Bones, Fucked Up, Great Lake Swimmers, Sam Roberts, Emm Gryner, David Wilcox, Dan Mangan, Rheostatics, Cancer Bats, Great Big Sea, Corin Raymond & The Sundowners, Joel Plaskett, Stompin’ Tom Connors, The Diodes, Lee Aaron, Corb Lund, Honeymoon Suite, Gordie Johnson, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and more.
They are available now for $25 (plus shipping). Message me if you would like to help out with my costs and own a copy of this very limited edition version of the book while they last. They won’t be printed again. You can also email me at: email@example.com
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The book details: In “3 Songs No Flash: Canadian Music on the Road”, photographer Kevin Lamb chronicles the touring lives of hundreds of bands and singers from across Canada and in a variety of different genres. His images capture the intensity of a live show and the interactions between performer and audience. Added to his visual stories are his one-on-one interviews with the artists which delve into what life is like for a musician on the road throughout Canada and the rest of the world. The stories they tell are entertaining and funny, sometimes surprising and inspiring, and on a few occasions, even shocking and horrifying. There are the trial-by-fire lessons learned when playing the club circuit, cross-country travel for the first time, dealing with the business side of music and continuing on in the face of adversity when performances start to head south and ensuring that “the show must go on,” as the old adage goes. It’s about paying your dues in less than savoury places, and about recognizing the opportunities when they appear and having the guts to not second-guess yourself and to just go for it.
“When I imagine myself doing what I do, I see myself in a Kevin Lamb photograph.” “Easily one of Canada’s best rock and roll photogs.” - Dave Bidini, musician and author of several books including “On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock”.
“Kevin has a great eye for capturing the magic in a photograph. His music photography is exciting . He captures still life and scenery images beautifully. I find his photography moving and powerful.” – Philip Kamin, photographer and publisher. His 40 music photography books have been published worldwide.
“Kevin Lamb captures the spirit and essence of musicians relating to one another in such a vivid and intimate manner….He understands when and where something is going on and channels it through the lens with respect and a shared joy.” – Colin Linden, musician, songwriter and record producer.
“I was fortunate to have Kevin’s excellent photography grace my book Metal On Ice. His passion for music is evident in his ability to capture in photos musicians in full artistic flight.” – Sean Kelly, musician and author