A collection of wildly inventive portraits of musician Tom
Waits, the result of a 30-year collaboration with photographer and
illustrator Matt Mahurin
This visually arresting book is a testament to the unique collaboration,
going back three decades, between the photographer and illustrator Matt
Mahurin and the musician Tom Waits.
Having shot magazine portraits, album covers, and music videos of Waits,
Mahurin was inspired to resurrect 100 dormant film negatives as a
jumping off point to explore his own surreal, poetic, and occasion ally
dark vision. The images vary from traditional por traits to ones that
capture Waits in concert-but the majority are richly imagined scenes in
which Waits is more muse than musician. In addition to the diverse
images, the book includes a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on
their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings,
photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits’s song titles.