A photographic portrait of Britpop, featuring the most iconic bands of the genre, with many never-before-seen images.
A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Remember Britpop and the '90s through hundreds of its most striking images - with many seen here for the very first time.
Taken by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, chief photographer at the NME for more than a decade, the images in this book explore the rise and fall of Cool Britannia and all that came with it.
Nostalgic, anarchic and featuring contributions from icons of the Britpop era including Noel Gallagher and Brett Anderson, While We Were Getting High is a seminal portrait of a decade like no other.
Artists featured include:
...and many more
Manchester-born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers and is famed for his iconic portraits of musicians including Joy Division, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Mick Jagger, Patti Smith and Oasis. These photographs have appeared on magazine covers and in art galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and in cities including New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Bologna and many others.
Chief photographer at the NME for over ten years, Kevin captured some of the best-known images in modern music history - his work has decorated bedroom walls the world over.