Skipping To Armageddon
- Strange Attractor Press
- 2016 ISBN 9781907222450
- 120+ images in colour and B/W
- 192 pages
- 22.7 × 17.7 × 2.4 cm
With an introduction by Michel Faber, and a Foreword by David Tibet
“Like much of the music made by the artists who entrusted her to reflect their mercurial spirits, Bayer’s pictures are magic”
From the introduction by Michel Faber
Bringing together, for the first time, the music photography of Ruth Bayer, who has documented key players in the English musical post-punk underground since the mid 1980s.
With unprecedented access and intimacy, Ruth has photographed luminaries and legends including Marc Almond, Little Annie, John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Cyclobe, Shirley Collins, Baby Dee, Norbert Kox, Tony (TS) McPhee, Steven Stapleton, David Tibet, Tiny Tim and many others, in a career spanning three decades.
A unique collection, featuring over one hundred timeless and iconic images of some of the most influential, eccentric and sometimes controversial musicians of their times.
Ruth Bayer is an Austrian photographer, based in London, whose work has been exhibited at galleries all over the world. Her photographs have appeared in numerous music and style magazines over the past two decades and most recently in the book ‘The Play Goes On: The Rituals of the Rainbow Bridge”.