Instruments tell stories through their appearance as much as through their sound.
Pat Graham's photographs capture the intimate relationship between musician and instrument told by the signs of wear of fingers on frets or keys, chips, scratches, and modifications by the artists who have played, beaten on, bled over, and made them their own.
For more than ten years, Graham has been documenting these amazing instruments and collecting stories about them from musicians on the road, in clubs, and at home, including members of The Smiths, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, R.E.M., New Order, Wire, Fugazi, Built to Spill, Band of Horses, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more. His gritty and beautiful images reveal the physical nature of music.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acoustic guitar band Beach Boys Bob Weston body Buff Medway chords Deluxe guitar drummer drumsticks favorite feel Fender Jaguar Fender Jazz bass Fender Jazzmaster Fender Jazzmaster guitar Fender Precision bass Fugazi gear Geraldine Fibbers guitar I bought Hal Blaine hard Headcoats headstock hear instru Isaac Brock Johnny Marr Kay Kraft keyboard Kurt locking nuts looking Lord High Fixer mandolin metal modest mouse Moog musicians neck nice One’s paint Paul Custom guitar pedals percussionist photograph pick pickups played guitar playing the guitar pretty record remember replat Rick King Rickenbacker sampler serial number Shellac Shinya sleater-Kinney Smiles album snare song Sonic Youth sound started Steve stolen Strat Stratocaster strings stuff sweat synth Telecaster Deluxe thing Thurston Todd Trainer tone tour Travis Bean tune wanted whammy bar What’s Wilco wiring wood wrote Yeah Yeah