With over 140 full colour studio portraits of DJ’s from all over the world, photographer Krijn van Noordwijk honours today’s musical hero. Most of the time, your average person in an audience only catches a glimpse of the artist, standing behind a pair of decks on a vast distant stage. Now this book is showing some of the personalities close up, in more than one sense. It puts an icon to the idol.
All portraits are shot in a classical way technically. But the expressions and emotions of the subjects are rather contemporary. Van Noordwijk spent over two years of DJ hunting to create this unique collection of portraits of some of the world best known and most talented DJ’s. Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Armin van Buuren, Derrick May, Tommie Sunshine and Juan Atkins are just some of the names that go with the portraits in this book. Krijn van Noordwijk’s idiosyncratic style in portrait photography makes this collection a true tribute to the DJ.