A full house listened to Moby, who was back in London for the last night of the iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse yesterday, and a Meet the Photographer Q&A with the artist tonight. Moby and the band have just finished touring 15 countries in two weeks and continue touring until mid August. After the talk, which will be available as a podcast through Apple, the band played a short set. I couldn’t record the Q&A, so I leave you with less words and more of a flavour of the evening.
Oh yes, one of the photos was taken by singer Joy Malcolm’s seven-year-old son, James who I gave the camera too to get his view of things, and I interviewed Moby for a feature in the latest issue of Hotshoe, August/September – out now. All other photos © Miranda Gavin.
Waiting for the Q&A:
© James, Joy Malcolm, London 1 August 2011.
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© Moby, photo courtesy the photographer
Photo courtesy PR company
Mr Moby was in London last week to celebrate the release of his first photo book and ninth album Destroyed. Published by Damiani, the hardback edition of Destroyed has 128 pages and features 55 photographs taken by Moby on tour around the world For a sight and sound experience, follow this link to Be the One video and below see the latest video The Day featuring Heather Graham. And he’s playing live at The Roundhouse in Camden on Thursday 2 June.
“Moby has been taking pictures as long as he’s been making music; and to this day he carries camera wherever he goes. The title and front cover of Destroyed depicts the final part of an LED security warning: Unattended luggage will be destroyed, which Moby snapped as it flashed up in a deserted hallway at New York’s La Guardia airport.
“Explains Moby: “One of my goals through my pictures is to take the normal and present it as odd and to take the odd and present it as normal.”
“Destroyed is a behind-the-scenes international odyssey with Moby, introducing us to a side of touring that is often unexposed; secluded time spent in artificial spaces like hotel rooms, airports, and backstage waiting areas. The album and photo book combination provides an intimate look at Moby’s world and his creative process as an artist, both the music and photos were created in the same period and draw inspiration from the strange and sublime world of touring.
“The album is self-released on his own label Little Idiot, and Destroyed will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To celebrate the release of his ninth studio album, a free digital EP featuring three songs from Destroyed is available for download at moby.com.”
To see more from the launch…
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