Often when Pat Graham photographs musicians, he’ll also pay special attention to their instruments and the stories told by the signs of wear – the chips, scratches, and modifications that personalize the instruments to their owners. Instrument collects the most evocative and beautiful of these photographs of instruments alone and with the musicians who have played, beaten on, bled over, and loved them, including members of The Smiths, Sonic Youth, REM, New Order, Wire, Fugazi, Band of Horses, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more.
Featuring 200 colour photographs and first-person anecdotes and stories by the musicians themselves, Instrument will fascinate fans seeking a physical connection to music in a digital age.
About the Author:
Pat Graham’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, and VICE, among others.
Johnny Marr has played guitar with The Smiths, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs.