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Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer NEW PAPEBACK
Søren Solkær Starbird:
Søren Solkær Starbird (Pb)
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This is the man who, over the past decade, has taken amazing photographs of many of the world’s leading musicians. Closer is a collection of the works of Søren Solkær Starbird, a Danish photographer who has risen to astronomical heights in the world of international photography.
Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (image 1: Björk) Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (Powersolo, Iceland, 2005)
Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, London 2007 | Amy Winehouse, Dublin 2007) Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (Michael Stipe, R.E.M., New York 2008 | Mattias Kolstrup, Duné, Skive 2007)
Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, London 2008 | The Scissor Sisters, Copenhagen 2004) Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (Cage The Elephant, London 2008 | Robert Trujillo, Metallica, Portugal 2008)
Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (MGMT, Copenhagen 2008) Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer (The White Stripes, Nashville 2007)
Starbird’s portraits, ranging from deep and intimate studies to large format cinematic scenes shot in mind-blowing locations, have been published on the covers of the world’s leading magazines: Q, GQ, Arena, Rolling Stone and Wallpaper.

Musicians featured in this volume include young, upcoming artists such as Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, The White Stripes and The Killers, together with established music icons such as U2, Oasis, Robert Plant, Metallica, Damon Albarn, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Björk, and Paul McCartney.

An exhibition of the works featured in Closer opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, and traveled internationally to prestigious destinations such as London and Beijing. 

This new, revised edition contains up-to-the-minute photographs of artists such as Pete Doherty and Regina Spektor, and an additional 8 pages of content.

Søren Solkær Starbird: Closer
Now in Paperback: 248 pages, 9 3/4'' x 12 1/2'' (248 x 318 mm)
167 color and 22 b/w illustrations, plus 12 new photographs, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-402-9   $ 29.95

<— also available in Hardcover: 240 pages, 10'' x 13'' (254 x 330 mm)
167 color and 22 b/w illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-8-79-92978-0-1  $ 59.95
“... The sheer artistic achievement and the plethora of personal nuances captured in this beautiful book is quite overwhelming. I for one am very proud to be included is this tremendous book...”
— Sune Rose Wagner, The Raveonettes
“Anyone who can keep five uninterested grown men in coats from Leeds in his view-finder for more than five seconds, must be some kind of genius.”
— Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs
“Søren has a great understanding of light, and a rare eye for beauty and portraiture.”
— Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs
“Working with Søren, nothing feels invasive or exploitative. You trust him and you forget about his lens. It becomes invisible. It makes him the photographer he is – not just how he responds to his light meter, sets his aperture or chooses a composition, but how he can capture what makes us the humans we are.”
— Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand
Photographs of Artists included from A–Z:
Alex Kapranos
Alex Turner
Allan Vegenfeldt
Amy McDonald
Amy Winehouse
Anders Trentemøller
Anthony Kiedis
Antony Hegarty
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Aristazabal Hawkes
Bloc Party
Bobby Gillespie
Boy George
Brandon Flowers
Brian Joseph Burton
Bryan Ferry
Cage The Elephant
Candie Payne
Carl Barât
Cecilie Dyrberg
Christina Martinez
Corinne Bailey Rae
Damon Albarn
Dave Grohl
David William Kay
Depeche Mode
Fela Kuti
Franz Ferdinand
Frederik Thaae
Fuck Buttons
Fyfe Dangerfield
Georg Holm
Gnarls Barkley
Ian Brown
Jack White
Jakob Høyer
James Hetfield
James Stelfox
James Walsh
Jay Kay
Jenny Wilson
John Cale
Johnny Marr
Jon Spencer
Jónsi Birgisson
Jónsi’s shoes
Junior Senior
Kaiser Chiefs
Kate Nash
Kjartan Sveinsson
KT Tunstall
Larry Mullen Jr.
Liam Gallagher
Liam O’Connor
Lily Allen
Manoj Ramdas
Manu Chao
Mariah Carey
Mark Ronson
Martha Wainwright
Matt Tong
Matthias Kolstrup
MC Lord Magrao
Mette “Laks” Lindberg
Michael Poulsen
Michael Stipe
Michele Stodart
Mick Hucknall
Mikael Simpson
Mike Skinner
Nicholas McCarthy
Noel Gallagher
Patti Smith
Paul Simonon
Paul Thomson
Paul Weller
Pete Doherty
Peter Gabriel and Moby
Polly Jean Harvey
Primal Scream
Regina Spektor
Richard Ashcroft
Ricky Wilson
Robert Plant
Robert Trujillo
Rod Stewart
Romeo Stodart
Ronnie Wood
Rufus Wainwright
Sam Fogarino
Saybia’s farm
Sergio Pizzorno
Sergio Pizzorno and
Sharin Foo
Simon Troelsgaard
Sir Paul McCartney
Søren Huss
Stuart Staples
Sune Rose Wagner
The Blue Lagoon
The Dead 60s
The Good the Bad & the Queen
The Killers
The Raconteurs
The Raveonettes
The Rifles
The Scissor Sisters
The Smiths
The Stone Roses
The White Stripes
The Who
Thomas Troelsen
Tina Dickow
Tom Chaplin
Tom Jones
Tom Meighan
Tony Allen
Vampire Weekend
About the Photographer:
Søren Solkær Starbird
Søren Solkær Starbird
Søren Solkær Starbird (Born 1969)

Education: B.A. Nordic Literature Aarhus University Denmark 1993. B.A. Pho­to­graphy FAMU, Photo & Film Academy Prague, Czech Republic 1995.

Experience: 1996 Present Photograph from my studio in Copenhagen and my second base in London. Work for a range of Danish and international record labels, ad agencies, and magazines. Travel extensively for photographic assignments and artistic projects for exhibitions.

1993-1995 Studied photography at FAMU, the Photo and Film Academy in Prague, Czech Republic.

1992-1993 Travelled in Taiwan, Phil­ip­pines, Thailand, Nepal and Tibet.

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GINGKO PRESS | PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK | ISBN-13: 9788799297801 | ISBN-10: 87-992978-0-9 / 8799297809