The Cure in Photographs 1982–2005 is available now
The Flood Gallery is proud to announce the second book from the archives of celebrated music photographer Tom Sheehan “In Between Days: The Cure in Photographs 1982-2005”. Having worked with The Cure for over 20 sessions across 3 decades, the book offers a stunning photographic journey, shown in chronological order, of one of the most important and successful UK bands of the last 40 years. The book includes many photographs never seen before all carefully scanned and retouched to show Tom’s work at its glorious best and it includes a foreword by Robert Smith.
“Meeting Tom Sheehan as early as we did, meant most subsequent photographers – faffing, fussing, fretting, easily understood – suffered badly by comparison” Robert Smith, September 2016
Tom Sheehan first met The Cure as chief photographer on music weekly Melody Maker in 1982 and would follow their rise from alternative cult band to international pop stardom over the next two decades. “The Cure are one of the greatest UK bands of the last 40 years and I’m proud to have photographed them so many times,” says Sheehan. “Because Robert has a strong visual sense of exactly what he wants he understands the process. Not only does that make them an easy band to shoot, it makes them an exciting band to shoot. It’s been a joy to work with them and be a part of their journey.”
Featuring many previously unseen images, “In Between Days” is divided into three parts focusing on specific phases of their history. Part 1 (1982-84) traces their early travels at home and abroad, also including portraits of Smith’s parallel career in Siouxsie & The Banshees and the side-project The Glove. Part 2 (1985-89) highlights their imperial period through a trio of classic albums The Head On The Door, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration, including rare behind the scenes images from the celebrated The Cure in Orange concert film. Finally, Part 3 (1990-2005) collects Sheehan’s latter portraits of Smith and the group as they cement their status as one of the biggest alternative bands in the world.
Each section is accompanied by an essay by acclaimed author and music journalist Simon Goddard (Ziggyology).
“In Between Days. The Cure in photographs 1982 – 2005” is a beautiful, strictly limited Deluxe and Super Deluxe book with 240 pages charting over 20 years in the career of Robert Smith’s legendary group. The Super Deluxe will be a limited edition of 700 with pearlescent book cover which includes 3 unique photos from Tom’s archives with a bound-in certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by Tom Sheehan himself. The Deluxe limited edition of 2500 features the 240 pages hard back book, complete with hardcover slip-case.
The Flood Gallery Says:
“What strikes us working with Tom Sheehan, as was the case with ‘Aim High. Paul Weller in Photographs 1978-2015’, is the close relationships and friendships he’s been able to build with the artists he’s worked with over such long periods of time. There is a genuine warmth between photographer and subject which is reflected in Tommy’s work. We’re proud to release ‘In Between Days. The Cure in Photographs 1982-2005’. We’re sure fans of The Cure everywhere will cherish this very special and beautiful book.”
There will be a launch/signing evening at The Cannick Tapps, 111 Canon Street, London EC4N 5AD on Wednesday 30th November from 7pm with Tom Sheehan and all will be welcome.
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