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.