Picture perfect, Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years documents the emergence of Lenny Kravitz’s rising star.
At a pinnacle moment in Kravtitz’s musical journey, he had the good fortune to be captured on film by one of rock and roll’s leading photographers David Hindley, and now those photos have made their way into a book.
Hindley was given full access to the star during his national and international tours from 1989 through 1993 when Kravitz released his first three albums Let Love Rule, Mama Said, and Are You Gonna Go My Way.
Never before seen photos show Kravitz on stage and off, jamming with friends, and fellow muso’s like Mick Jagger, and Kylie Minogue, rehearsing with his bandmates, relaxing with family, and laughing with friends. “As a musician, Lenny was letting it rip. As a photographer, my charge was to do the same.” – David Hindley
If you ever wanted the ultimate photo diary to pour over as you read about Lenny Kravitz’s path toward finding his style, his voice, and his look, this is it. Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years encapsulates every side of the rock and roll coin, making for one hell of a whimsical and wild visual delight.
Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years, 1989-1993 has been released via Genesis publishing. And if you get in quick, you could even score a limited signed edition from the rock star extraordinaire himself.
Photographs are silent, but these are not. David’s photographs are singing, shouting, even screaming. They’re filled with the visceral thrill that he and I were both feeling.’ – Lenny Kravitz
Check out the video of Kravitz unpacking his book, it’s quietly zen like and captivating.
Unboxing “Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years,” my new book with Dave Hindley from @genesiseditions
Shipping is now worldwide. Order before 12/14 (Europe) and 12/15 (North America) to unbox in time for the holidays.
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) December 13, 2022
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