Rock in camera
Scatti di un fotografo in blues
2013, Softcover, Italian
12x20 cm, 216 pages
There was a time when photography pushed musicians directly onto the path of myth. Portraits as totems, images as fetishes, photo-sessions as group analysis. The whole world vibrated in unison with the music of its idols accompanied by icons created by great rock photographers.
In this volume with a golden cover like the world of rock music, Luciano Viti takes the shots that made him famous out of his magical objective, recounting the most important musical encounters of his thirty-year career with irony, tenderness, fun and passion.
«Musician of the image», according to the definition given to him by Pino Daniele in the afterword to the book Rock in camera (Postcart, 2013), Luciano Viti has created more than 100 album and book covers including: Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, B.B.King, Ennio Morricone, Bill Frisell, Jim Hall, Bee Gees, George Benson, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Jeff Beck. He collaborated from 1982 to 1995 with the weekly Rai, TV Radiocorriere for which he made about 250 services and 60 covers. Since 1980 he has been constantly following the activities of the musician Pino Daniele. Photos of him have been published all over the world through agencies: Retna, London and New York, Grazia Neri, Milan. He has been photographing for advertising campaigns including some of L’Espresso Marketing publishing group and collaborates with the Casa del Jazz, Palexpo.
Claudia Fascia, Ansa, 18/12/2013
Rock in camera. Scatti di un fotografo in blues
Redazione, Radio Città Futura, 16/12/2013
Luciano Viti presenta il suo libro fotografico
Lanfranco Palazzolo, Radio radicale, 04/12/2013
Rock in camera. Intervista a Luciano Viti
Mauro Zambellini, Buscadero, 04/12/2013
Rock in camera
Gino Castaldo, Repubblica, 17/11/2013
Il vero volto del rock in un unico scatto
Luciano Viti, Paolo Fresu