Do you love The Manic Street Preachers? I do! I lived by their 1996 album ‘Everything Must Go’ and my number one karaoke song for belting out at any given opportunity has to be ‘A Design For Life‘.
Well, I now have a reason to love them even more – or more specifically, the loveliest rock’n'roll blokes ever; Nicky Wire. He’s a Polaroid addict (like me) and is publishing a book containing a selection of his work from the past 20+ years with the band. How amazing is that! I love it when two loves of my life come together into one Christmas-present-sized bundle of greatness. (I do hope Santa subscribes to my RSS feed).
Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album is released this month – there’s the regular version and if you’re feeling flush there’s a special limited edition which includes one of the actual Polaroid photos!
I don’t think I’m an artist. I’m not a photographer. I’m a Polaroid freak who thinks that the colours and the vividness and the memories encapsulated in this art form are spectacular. Nothing moves me more.
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