SKIPPING TO ARMAGEDDON
By Ruth Bayer
The Ultimate Hallucinatory Photograph Book
Of C93 & Friends
192pp, 240 x 185mm
120 + images in colour and black/white
Available from mid-August in two editions, exclusively from Strange Attractor Press.
£40 - Collectors’ edition - limited to 50 numbered copies, signed by Ruth Bayer and David Tibet, with a photographic print of David Tibet also signed by Ruth Bayer and David Tibet.
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, Shirley Collins, Cyclobe, Baby Dee, Steven Stapleton, David Tibet, Tony (TS) McPhee, Norbert Kox, Tiny Tim, and many others, in a career spanning three decades.
This is 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 by Zachary Cox and Jean M Williams.