Posted on October 30 2013
Lou Reed needs no introduction as one of rock-and-roll’s true pioneers. There is, however, another side to his artistic output: his work as a photographer. The images, taken with a specially altered digital camera that suffuses each frame with a surreal colored glow, attempt to measure the unknowable and sublime elements of the world around us. His third book of photographs Romanticism, published by Steidl in November, is an otherworldly meditation on nature and architecture, shot during trips to Scotland, Denmark and Big Sur. Rest in peace, Mr Reed.