13 Apr 2018
Join Together – William Snyder’s forthcoming book of The Who
As a young fan sitting in the cheap seats, William Snyder first photographed The Who in concert back in 1980. Back then he had no idea that less than 20 years later he would be photographing them again in an official capacity. And today, William Snyder celebrates that he’s been the official photographer of The Who for 18 years with the publication of a fabulous new book of his work with The Who, called appropriately enough JOIN TOGETHER (With the Band).
The book is 12” x 12” and approximately 180 pages with images in both black-and-white and in colour. With a foreword especially written by Eddie Vedder, Join Together (With The Band) has been officially authorised by both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
William has also very generously chosen to donate 50% of profits from the sale of the book to Teen Cancer America.
Reserve your own copy by pre-ordering the book from jointogetherwiththebook.com for $59.95 until May 19th and you’ll get an author-signed copy (normally $119.95) plus an unsigned print.
Pete Townshend, lead guitarist and song writer for The Who poses for a portrait outside the St. James Theatre in New York City on September 8, 1993.
Pete Townshend excites the audience at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on August 14, 2000 during the climax of ‘My Generation’.
Roger Daltrey screams “Loooooovvvve” during the climax of ‘Love Rain O’er Me’ during The Who’s performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on May 22, 2016.
Roger Daltrey pauses during ‘Sister Disco’ at The Who’s show at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ on July 1, 1980.
Photographer and author William Snyder with Roger Daltrey, both men at work during the 2017 US tour.
This book is an absolute gem and worthy of its place in any Who fan’s collection. Here’s what William himself says about his images . . .
“It’s every rock’n’roll fan’s dream.
To hang out backstage with their favorite band. To walk around on the same stage with them. To have them talk about you from the stage. To be on the plane with them. To tour with them across the country. To live their ‘Almost Famous’ dream with their favorite rock’n’roll band.
So, how does a young budding photographer go from shooting his favorite band from high up in the cheap seats to photographing them backstage and, better yet, become one of that band’s ‘family’?
This book is about one young fan’s journey, about living that dream.
Since that first show, the thing I’ve always tried to capture is the feeling you get when you’re at a Who show. I’m not interested in basic, good-looking, clean, safe, predictable photographs. I want what it feels like. I don’t always get it, but it’s my goal.”
Pre-order the book from jointogetherwiththebook.com for $59.95 until May 19th and you’ll get an author-signed copy (normally $119.95) plus an unsigned print.