Photographer Jérôme Brunet Launches Kickstarter Campaign For ‘Into The Light’ Book


For the past 20 years photographer Jérôme Brunet has been capturing many of his favorite musicians both in action and for portraits. The famed lensman is working on a 20-year retrospective coffee table book of his work entitled Into The Light. Brunet has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get the tome published.

Into The Light features a forward written by Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Steve Miller. The book includes photos of such musical luminaries as B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Slash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, U2, The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Here’s Brunet had to say about his career and the forthcoming book:

After thousands of miles traveled, sleepless nights spent editing and twenty years into my journey as a music photographer, I decided it was time to turn my collection into something I could share with music and art lovers everywhere. My love for music began at age four when I started learning to play the cello and then into my teens when I first heard the opening riffs of Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and instantly switched to guitar. As a musician and music fan, photography has allowed me to channel that passion. This collection of photos are for those who want to know the magic that was watching B.B. King pour his heart and soul into his guitar or the magnetism that was the late great Sharon Jones. I’ve captured these moments to last forever and that’s why I have decided to embark on this “Into The Light” Kickstarter Campaign and I’d love for you to join me in this endeavor.

Into The Light will be released as two different versions. The regular edition with approximately 200 pages features over 150 color and black & white images. A deluxe edition comes autographed in a deluxe cloth covered slipcase. Those who purchase the deluxe edition will receive an exclusive 8×10″ signed and numbered Fine Art Print of one of Brunet’s most famous photos: B.B. King live at the Fox. Head here to back the Into The Light Kickstarter campaign, which has many options ranging from a postcard to the two versions of the books to a portrait session with Jérôme. Watch a trailer for Into The Light:

Check out some of the photos from the book: