Tape, Rio de Janeiro, 2005
The White Stripes may have split last year but you can revisit their heyday in a series of photographs by Ewen Spencer currently on show at the KK Outlet in London…
The photographs are taken from Three’s A Crowd Vol. 2, Spencer’s second publication to catalogue the five years he spent following the band and observing their rise to global fame. He first met Jack and Meg in 2001, the year their breakthrough album White Blood Cells was released, and went on to document them touring around the world. The book concludes in 2005, as their band play to their largest crowd. “I’d seen all I needed to see and all good things,” says Spencer. “Volume 2 of Three’s A Crowd shows the peak of one of the great rock ‘n’ roll bands of our time.”
Cover of Three’s A Crowd Vol. 2
Congratulations, Rio de Janeiro, 2005
Nerves, London, 2003
Valves, The Point, Oxford, 2001
The exhibition at KK Outlet features a number of photographs from the new book, and Spencer is also holding a book launch this Thursday evening (January 12) at the space, where he will be signing copies of the title. More info is at kkoutlet.com. You can also pre-order the book via ewenspencer.com.
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