My first tour with Frank Turner in 2011 was a turning point in my photography career. It was the first time I was part of an extended tour as the photographer, and my first real experience on the road in music. Beyond that, his music has been a backdrop to a large part of my life and is tied up in a good bit of who I am both professionally and as a human being.
So I don’t really know how to say just how excited I am that Frank has written a book, The Road Beneath My Feet, and how honoured I am that one of my photos is on the cover (and two inside the book as well).
Having experienced life on the road with the man (as well as having witnessed his trajectory as a musician since 2004), I know this memoir is something to look forward to in a very real way. I’ll be interested to see what stories he’s reported and just how much of the realities of that kind of intensive touring he’ll choose to share.
As all of you who are fans of his music know, he’s got a story well worth the telling. And I can’t help a couple of cheesy quotes, “It doesn’t matter where you come from/ it matters where you go,” as well as “burst at the seams, be what you dream, and take to the road.”
(You can buy the book on pre-order here http://amzn.to/1AXRS4Y, and I highly recommend you do so)