Join us on Friday, March 15th as we celebrate the launch of Chris Taylor's first Artist Monograph: The Life and Times of William Callahan.
In 2008, at the behest of Drag City Records, BC based photographer Chris Taylor set out on a month long trip to document the ever-elusive William Callahan - this book is the result of that endeavour.
Residing in Austin, TX, Bill Callahan, an American Singer-Songwriter and guitarist, came to prominence under the pseudonym Smog. His distinct baritone voice, deadpan delivery, dark lyrics and reclusive nature have cast him as a sort of mythical figure.
This collection of photographs allow us to peek behind the creative curtain - we glimpse into the simple surroundings of Callahan's Austin home and daily life and discover that little distracts the man from his creative impulses; much of his time is spent shrouded in thought. Although we'll never know the true origin of his songs, it is intriguing to at least see where these great songs are skimmed from the surface.
We look forward to hosting this event as we've been fans of both Bill Callahan and Chris Taylor's work for many years. There will be special edition prints and books available at the event, but if you are unable to attend you can purchase a copy of the book now online.