Alex Bartsch: Covers
In reality, London is a place of such variety that it’s impossible to distill it down in this way. Rather than capturing the London, artists can only ever capture a London. Photographer Alex Bartsch’s brilliant new series presents the city in a really unexpected way. Alex reshot 42 covers of reggae records released between 1967 and 1987, perfectly placed in their original London locales. In Covers, the city becomes the backdrop of London’s vibrant reggae scene.
It all began with the Brixton Cat LP by Joe’s All Stars. “I got into reggae in my teens and I started collecting records about 10 years ago,” Alex explains.