It has once again been a great pleasure to print his latest body of work, Rockin’: The Rockabilly Scene, to be shown at The National Theatre in London from next month.
I asked Andrew how he became attracted to the rockabilly scene:
“A big part of me is interested in sub cultures, and the Hells Angels book was clearly an expression of that, but that is its only connection with the rockabilly book.
“The idea was suggested by a friend, and I quickly realised what a great idea it was as rockabilly is a very visual genre.”
“The most enjoyable and challenging images to realise were the dancing pictures. I was working in virtual darkness and had my assistant roaming around with a large flash on a long boom arm in the background whilst I was in the thick end of the dance floor trying to focus but also avoid being trampled by the dancers. I wanted to capture the vibrancy, obvious joy and expressions of the dancers, and I hope I achieved that…”
Andrew’s book Rockin’: The Rockabilly Scene is published by Merrell on 12th April 2011.