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Amy Winehouse: A Life Through the Lens

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Amy Winehouse: A Life Through the Lens

Darren Bloom, Elliott Bloom, Matt Trollope

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1447-2
Trim Size: 7 1/2” x 9 3/4”
Hardcover
Overlook-Omnibus
4/4/17

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The beautiful photographic memorial of the life of the late Amy Winehouse from acclaimed photographers Darren and Elliott Bloom

Five-time Grammy award-winner and singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse burst onto the scene with her debut album Frank in 2003. Over the next eight years, the dichotomy between the jazzy soul singer’s commercial success and private calamity kept her name in the tabloids and at the top of the charts as she released a succession of hits including “Rehab,”“Back to Black,” and “Valerie.” Her legacy as a singer-songwriter continues to pave the way for artists including Adele and Lady Gaga, years after her tragic death at age twenty-seven in 2011.

Now, the late Amy Winehouse lives on through the photographs of renowned celebrity photographers Darren and Elliott Bloom in Amy Winehouse: A Life Through the Lens, the stunning book honoring and showcasing her life both on and off the stage. The Blooms, whose photographs appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, opened their archives for this lavish and intimate photo book. An unlikely commemorative by two paparazzi photographers, Amy Winehouse: A Life Through the Lens draws from the Blooms’ remarkably close working relationship with Amy,which, through a family friendship, predated her fame.Covering the last five years of Amy’s life, the Blooms caption the photographs with stories of affectionate remembrance, revealing an enchanting side to Amy little known to those outside her inner circle.


Darren and Elliott Bloom were London-based celebrity photographers between 2003 and 2012. They made their mark with some of the biggest front-page stories of the era before setting up their own agency, Optic Photos. The Bloom and Winehouse families enjoyed a close relationship that went back three generations. In 2009, Darren & Elliott became Amy’s personal photographers, allowing them to capture amazing images of the late singer.

Matt Trollope was a club and music columnist for the east London and Essex-based Recorder Series newspapers. He is a key figure in the London bar and nightclub industry and is the author of One More: A Definitive History Of UK Clubbing (1988-2008) and The Life & Lines of Brandon Block.

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