This product is a downloadable 10 page 7″ x 7″ PDF photo eBook featuring images of the South African music scene in the mid-1980’s entitled “The Lost Years” with photography by Rogan Coles.
About this PDF book: “This collections of images is so named because, to be frank, these were indeed “lost years”. At the time when these pictures were made in the mid-1980’s, these musicians and others of that time were making some of the finest music of that era – as in world class. And yet, all this creativity and culture was “backgrounded” by various factors. Much of this work was something of antidote to the commercial photography I was doing at the time. And besides, no one was really interested in what I was doing. These were pre-Internet and social media times. All the printed media of the day had their own in-house photographers. The overseas picture agencies and the international media they were feeding were more taken up with the political upheavals of that time. Anything cultural rated zero. As a result, these images were filled away never to see the light of day – until now that is.”
There are 10 images in each of these PDF photo books. The download file is a zipped file contains 2 PDF files – the book cover and back page + the contents of the book itself. The cover picture is also include in as part of the content’s picture selection. Download the zip file, “unzip” the file and the 2 files should be made available for your viewing pleasure. The images featured in this eBook can be viewed in this gallery here on this website.
The “photo books” is this mini series are all about photography. The PDF pages can be printed. If this is indeed your intent, please use a good printer and print out the pages on the printer’s recommended photo paper. Each page should yield a print slightly less than 7 inches wide [less for a vertical images].
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