Daltrey at the Park documents the concert appearance of rock legend Roger Daltrey at the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor musical festival in the United States. Daltrey appeared with The Who touring band and the Ravinia Orchestra to perform a live performance of The Who’s Tommy in its entirety. Author and artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes documents the event from start to finish, capturing the crowds and the excitement of the music. This book uses digital photography that captures the emotional experience of a rock concert, the feeling of amplifiers rumbling over your skin, the thumping of drums across the ground, the sight of other fans jumping and dancing around you. Daltrey at the Park follows in the tradition of MacInnes’ previous rock photography books, U2: Experience + Innocence and Depeche Mode: Spirit. It is essential reading for all fans of classic rock, art and photography. 88 pages. Color and black-and-white.
In 1989, legendary artist Keith Haring collaborated with 500 Chicago Public School students to create a 488-foot-long mural. Over the course of five days, Haring drew black outlines of his iconic graffiti characters, while the students filled in the spaces with colors, drawings and personal messages. In 2018, 36 panels from this mural were displayed in an exhibit by the Chicago Cultural Center. Artist and author Daniel Thomas MacInnes documents this event in his latest photograph album, capturing the panels in exquisite detail, as well as capturing the many visitors who came to pay tribute to a valued piece of Chicago history. This book features 90 color and black-and-white photos. Readers are taken on a journey of the Chicago Cultural Center and the Haring exhibit hall, where visitors are encouraged to create their own drawings and post them to a shared wall, as well as admire vintage photos and items from the Haring estate.
Author and visual artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes captures the urban heart of Chicago’s famous train system with this photo essay. 90 color and black-and-white photographs are present, capturing the experience of traveling along the city’s Brown Line trains from the heart of downtown to the north side Rogers Park neighborhood. MacInnes’ stunning color and black-and-white photographs offer a portrayal of the romance, history and tough resilience of Chicago’s Brown Line train. Many city landmarks are present, from the towering skyscrapers to the historic brick buildings and working class neighborhoods. Readers are brought onto a tour of the city, seated alongside the citizens famous for their Midwestern sensibility and no-nonsense grit. Readers are shown an insider’s view of Chicago from one of the city’s most skilled and talented artists, building upon his similar work with U2, Depeche Mode and Lincoln Park Zoo. An introductory essay written by the artist is also included.
In 1974, at the age of seventeen, author Glenn Berger served as “schlepper” and apprentice to the legendary recording engineer, Phil Ramone, at New York City’s A&R Studios. He was witness to music history on an almost daily and nightly basis as pop and rock icons such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, and James Brown performed their hit-making magic, honed their sound, strutted their stuff, bared their souls, and threw epic tantrums. In this memoir, full of revelatory and previously unknown anecdotal observations of these musical giants, Glenn recounts how he quickly learned the ropes to move up from schlepperhood to assistant to the tyrannical Ramone, and eventually, to become a recording engineer superstar himself. Not only is this book a fascinating, hilarious and poignant behind-the-scenes look of this musical Mecca, but Berger, now a prominent psychologist, looking back through the prism of his youthful experience and his years working as a counselor and therapist, provides a telling and honest examination of the nature of fame and success and the corollaries between creativity, madness and self-destruction.