dots on paper – Philip Glass by Andreas H. Bitesnich
These intimate and candid images, shot over two continents, and almost a decade in the making, are my personal homage to Philip Glass, one of the world’s most instantly recognizable composers.
Andreas H. Bitesnich’s initial session with Philip Glass began through a chance meeting of mutual friends. That seemingly one-off encounter led to an almost decade long collaboration. With unprecedented access, Bitesnich was given the freedom to produce this vast array of images, ranging from official portrait sittings to some of the most intimate and candid shots of Philip Glass ever taken: whether rehearsing in the concert halls of Europe, or composing in his New York apartment.
Dots on paper is obviously an homage to Philip Glass, one of the world’s most instantly recognizable composers. As the title suggests though, it is also a book about the mechanisms of the creative process itself: whether those dots are the notes, hand-drawn by the composer, or the multitude of printed dots which reproduce a photographic image. It is also a book about the dots on the map of journeys taken and of how lasting friendships are forged.
dots on paper – Philip Glass by Andreas H. Bitesnich is available to order here (http://www.bitesnich.com/shop/) and from book stores internationally.