Lou Reed at Steven Kasher, New York
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. 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. 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. He will be signing copies of his book tomorrow at New York’s Steven Kasher gallery, coinciding with the launch of an exhibition of his work.