Lou Reed and the best of NYC in three coffee table books
From legendary rock shutterbug Mick Rock, Transformer chronicles everything from Lou Reed’s seminal album cover to candid snaps with pals like Warhol, Bowie and Jagger. Bonus: every copy’s signed by both Rock and Reed and comes with a 7” vinyl record. Check it out. While you’re at it:
- Rolling Stone‘s 20 Essential Lou Reed tracks. It don’t get better than “Street Hassle.”
- 25 Classic Photos of Lou Reed You Have to See
The NYC Anthropologist
Brandon Stratton has been snapping portraits of everyday New Yorkers for two-and-a-half years, and his work’s now aggregated in a handsome new book with subjects ranging from Bowery derelicts to arguably the most badass kid to ever stroll a Manhattan sidewalk (pictured). Check it out.
Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist James Gulliver Hancock (great name) has taken on a fairly ambitious project – drawing all the buildings in New York. Warning: friends will insist on paging through to look for their apartments. Check it out.