A fascinating insight into the history of reggae music from London and beyond
Alex Bartsch is a photographer based in London. As music lover as well, he managed to accomplish one of the most difficult projects. A project about vinyl album covers re-shot in their original locations. To be honest that must be a lot of work to be able to find the exact place where the cover were shot at. And as you will see he blends the vinyl cover with the original location so seamlessly that you will rub your eyes or even think it must be edited. But it is not!
Alex Bartsch is a true reggae fan. His portofolio showcases the passage of time and provides a fascinating insight into the history and cultural identity of British reggae music.
“The idea first came to me when I bought the Brixton Cat LP by Joe’s All Stars (Trojan Records, 1969),” recalls Bartsch. “I live in Brixton and took the record down to the market where the cover photo was shot, holding it up and rephotographing it at arms length, matching up the LP to the background.” He has researched, identified and photographed more than 50 UK reggae sleeves from 1967 to 1988 in their original locations.