The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 features more than 200 photographs documenting the Band during the time they made their first two albums, Music from Big Pink and The Band. More than half of the photos, drawn from Elliott’s archive of more than 12,000 images, have never been published before. This book is a pictorial history of The Band few have ever seen. Elliott’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the book was the highest funded for a photography book in Kickstarter’s history.
The Deluxe Edition book is limited to 325 numbered copies and includes:
• Cloth covered slipcase
• A signed and numbered 8×10″ limited edition Fine Art Pigment Print of The Band with Hamlet, taken during photo shoot for Music From Big Pink. This print was made by Elliott in 2014 to be included in the Deluxe Edition of his book.
Silver Gelatin Prints are the traditional type of prints which were made when these photos were taken. They are exposed in a darkroom and process in wet chemistry. They have a unique look which, while well mimicked by contemporary ink jet prints, retain a unique character considered the most valuable by collectors. This 20 x 24” Silver Gelatin Print is a special sepia toned edition of 50, signed by Elliott. The photograph appeared in The Band’s debut album, Music From Big Pink, in 1968.
The retail price of the book is $500 and the print is normally $5,000 (savings equal $400)