One of the best rock photographers of his generation, David Arnoff has been described by Lydia Lunch as a "A renegade misfit from the Rust Belt shooting outcasts who congregate from one ghetto to the next in search of other miscreants to make mischief with." This strictly limited edition of 1500 hardcover(Faux-leather bound and embossed hard cover) collects for the first time over 150 of Arnoff's raw black-and-white photographs and vividly captures the dirt, sweat, altered states and "ungodly sounds" of some of rock's most potent players, including PATTI SMITH, THE CLASH, LOU REED, X, GUN CLUB, RAMONES, MINK DEVILLE, BLONDIE, MISFITS & many more. Since the dawn of punk in '76, David's work has appeared in just about every righteous music mag in the world, as well as on album covers as iconic as the CRAMPS' "Songs the Lord Taught Us." Now at long last SHOT IN THE DARK collects the cream of the crop, both classic & previously unpublished, It is 186 heavyweight pages of in-your-face concert shots & intimate portraits all in one big volume. Volume - as in LOUD.
This deluxe package is supplemented by personal insights and eye-witness accounts from many of the prime suspects including Motorhead, Nick Cave, X, Jayne/Wayne County, Walter Lure, & the Dead Boys, plus a new conversation between Arnoff and Lydia Lunch.
SHOT IN THE DARK: THE COLLECTED PHOTOGRAPHY OF DAVID ARNOFF is a powerful visual documentation of this 'Devil's music' and those who create it.