The Vinyl Cover Hunt
London is one of the biggest musical influences in the world. Also meaning, it has provided a back-drop for many iconic album covers. One London-based photographer, Alex Bartsch, spent years back-tracking and tracing the steps to 40 vinyl sleeves. He was able to find the exact address of the picture and recapture the scene in which is on the cover. He focused mainly on Reggae music. Later, with his photographs, he mentions how many years later the picture was taken to give us a larger space to imagine the situation at that time.
London SW7 (46 years later)
It all started when Bartsch purchased the Brixton Cat LP from Joe's All-Stars (Trojan Records, 1969). He took the record back down to the market in Brixton where the cover had been shot, held it up and rephotographed it at an arms-length, matching-up the background to the LP.
Alex Bartsch is selling a book with all the pictures he got from his adventurous hunt! Here are just a view of the pictures!
London N17 (41 years later)
London NW10 (34 years later)
Holland Park, London W14, 39 years later
London NW11 (32 years later)