Photographer Kenneth Cappello has gotten to know Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills pretty well over the last 10 years. Through lonely deserts and stages crawling with fans and sweat, there was Cappello, capturing the band’s most public and private moments.
“He’s seen it all, the good and the bad, the broken down and the weird,” says Mosshart in the forward to Dream and Drive, a new selection of Cappello’s photos of life on the road with The Kills.
On August 16, Milk Gallery will host the book’s launch and the opening of the same-titled photography exhibit, where Cappello, Mosshart and Hince will be on hand to summon stories from their time together and answer audience questions. Will it recreate the life of an indie rock star? Probably not, but it’ll be as close as most of us can get.
To attend the talk (5pm) and the exhibit’s opening reception (7-10pm), RSVP to TheKills@milkstudios.com. Or visit MilkMade.com for a livestream of the talk.
In 2006, Cappello made his directorial debut with the music video for The Kill’s single No Wow, and followed that up three years later with the blood-soaked video for Black Balloon. His photography has been featured in Vanity Fair, GQ, i-D and Dazed & Confused, among other publications.
Since their debut in 2002, The Kills have released four critically acclaimed studio albums. Their latest is 2011’s Blood Pressures.
Photos by: Kenneth Cappello
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