The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 features more than 200 photographs documenting the Band during the time they made their first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band. More than half of the photos, drawn from Elliott’s archive of more than 12,000 images, have never been published before. This book is a pictorial history of The Band few have ever seen. Elliott’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the book was the highest funded for a photography book in Kickstarter’s history.
The Deluxe Edition book is limited to 325 numbered copies and includes:
• Cloth covered slipcase
• A signed and numbered 8×10″ limited edition Fine Art Pigment Print of The Band with Hamlet, taken during photo shoot for Music From Big Pink. This print was made by Elliott in 2014 to be included in the Deluxe Edition of his book.
FINE ART PIGMENT PRINTS:
18 x 24 inch sheet size, made and signed by Elliott in his studio.
Printed on heavyweight fine art acid free paper, with an archival life of over 150 years. Black and White images are printed on Canson Baryta paper and have the same look as traditional silver gelatin darkroom prints. The sepia tone image is printed on a cream tinted, slightly textured, 100% cotton paper, reminiscent of older etching and printmaking papers, also made by Canson.
PRINT A: Music from Big Pink, 1968, Sepia tone.
PRINT B: The Band, 1969 (cover of The Band album.)
PRINT C: Behind Big Pink. Easter Sunday, 1968. (Used on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, August 24th, 1968.)
PRINT D: Rick’s Basement, 1969.
The retail price of the book is $500 and the prints alone are $1,800 (savings equal $650.)