Mar 042011
 

Regular visitors may remember my post a while ago in which I described how I have known Andrew Shaylor for just about as long as I’ve worked within the photographic industry…

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.”

Andrew Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Christhie

Andrew Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Executioner

Andrew Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Lost in Thought

Andrew continues…

“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 Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Rave Dancing

Andrew Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Robbie

Andrew Shaylor's Rockin': The Rockabilly Scene

Toni

Andrew’s book Rockin’: The Rockabilly Scene is published by Merrell on 12th April 2011.


  2 Responses to “Shaylor’s Rockin’”

  1. I was part of this “scene” myself for 18 years, so I am looking forward to seeing it through a photographers eyes. Hells Angels was an excellent body of work and this promises to be just as interesting.

  2. Hi Roger,

    I’m looking forward to the opening on 15th April, I must say…!

    Jack

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