Between 1972 and 1977, Gijsbert Hanekroot photographed musician Lou Reed on several occasions, during concerts and interviews in Amsterdam. An extensive selection of these images was made for this photobook, which is supplemented by an informative background on the early years of Reed’s solo career, authored by Sebastiaan Vos.
Following his departure from the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground, Reed released his first solo album in 1972 and went on tour. His erratic and reckless gradually matured by the mid-1970s, making way for the rock poet many know and love today. Vos also gives meticulously documented descriptions of the images.