From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66. John HOPKINS.
From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.
From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.
From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.
From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.
From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.

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From The Hip: Photographs by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins 1960-66.

Bologna: Damiani Editore, 2008. First edition. Oblong 4to. Photo-illustrated boards with black cloth spine. 160pp. Felix Dennis's copy, with his bookplate to front pastedown and pencilled date below ("August 2009"). Includes essays by "friends and co-conspirators" Joe Boyd, Val Wilmer, Miles and Addie Vassie, with a biographical note by Hoppy.

A retrospective of the full range of Hoppy's work as a photo-journalist during the first half of the 1960s, featuring the Stones, Beatles, Marianne Faithfull, Dusty Springfield; bikers at the Ace Café; the 2 I's coffee bar; jazz portraits of Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Bernard Stollman, and many others; Graham Bond in rehearsal; bluesmen Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and others; the 1965 Royal Albert Hall Poetry Reading; Ian Sommerville; William Burroughs; Martin Luther King; Malcolm X; the underbelly of Notting Hill and its tattoo parlours, fetishists and prostitutes; more.

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