Sunday, March 29, 2009

Andy Summers: Desirer Walks the Streets

Desirer Walks the Streets by Andy SummersAndy Summers, guitarist of the legendary rock band The Police, recently released a book of photography titled Desirer Walks the Streets. According to the publisher, "Desirer Walks the Streets presents a dark stream of black and white photographs that are culled from Andy Summers's life as a traveling musician. From a working life that outwardly would appear to be extroverted and chaotic, Summers has created a set of quietly compelling images that contradict the obvious."

There are two upcoming exhibitions of the photographs of Desirer Walks the Streets.

The photographs will be on exhibit at BLD Gallery in Tokyo from April 1 - April 20, 2009. Special events include a talk by Andy Summers at BLD Gallery on Saturday April 4, 2009 and a book signing at Aoyama Book Centre Main store on Sunday April 5, 2009.

The photographs will be on exhibit at Nunnington Hall in Yorkshire, England from April 30 - June 7, 2009. And, according to http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ there will be a book signing with Andy Summers on April 29.

Visit Andy Summers's website for more information.


Sting by Andy SummersDesirer Walks the Streets is not Andy's first book of photography. In 2007 he released I'll Be Watching You: Inside the Police 1980-83, a book of photos from his time touring with the Police in the early 1980s. The image posted here is of Sting by Andy Summers from this book.