Bob Egan’s Pop Shots are photomontage images inspired by pop culture events and in particular classic rock album covers. He calls himself a ‘pop culture/rock and roll detective’, tracking down locations, mostly in New York, to visually recreate visual moments of pop history.
His work is based on alot of research and investigation; he first identifies where an album cover photo was taken, visits the location and then uses Photoshop to merge the old cover images with new snapshots of each place.
Not all of his work is on music icons he also tracks down locations in classic paintings. Egan has this to say about the work on his website:
PopSpots is a website about those places, primarily in New York City, where interesting events in the history of Pop Culture took place; like album cover shots, places where movies and tv shows were filmed, and sites on which paintings were based. Some of the places I tracked down myself for fun. Others are places I’ve read about and gone to take a look. Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I’m trying to find these places while they are still around.
Above there are photos of:
Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin’
Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3AM
West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Album
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
Neil Young: After the Gold Rush
Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic
Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues
Via My Modern Met
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