Lots of photos of
beards, no doubt….
By Blurt Staff
Devendra Banhart fans, mark your calendars for May 20: that’s
when acclaimed photographer Lauren Dukoff has her Banhart-centric book Family published by Chronicle. As noted
in the publisher’s info, below, the 9×11, 192 page volume features images of
all the usual suspects who are part of the extended Banhart family: Joanna
Newsom, Feathers, Bat For Lashes, Espers, Vetiver, Vashti Bunyan, Bert Jansch
The L.A.-based Dukoff, sharp-minded readers may recall, shot
an eye-popping, cross-dressing Banhart for our cover story on the songwriter
back when we were known as Harp magazine…
The book will sell for $35 and is available for preorder from the Chronicle website.
From the publisher:
For many years, Lauren
Dukoff has been photographing close friend and musician Devendra Banhart and an
extended, loose-knit international family of artists who share inspiration
variously from folk, Tropicalia, and each other, as well as a range of other
musical influences. This lovely hardcover album collects Dukoff’s striking
portraits and candid images of Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Bat for Lashes,
Feathers, Espers, Vetiver, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, and many others
individually and together, in performance and more private spaces. The 150
full-bleed, color and black and white photographs are complemented by a
foreword by Banhart, text and artwork by the musicians, artist biographies, and
a digital download featuring songs by some of the artists in the book.