Old music record sleeves retaken in original locations in London

Record covers in London

An inventive photographer has retaken famous record covers in their original London locations.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS - Moodie, Early Years, Moodie Music, 1974.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS – Moodie, Early Years, Moodie Music, 1974.

Alex Bartsch from London studied reggae record sleeves photographed in the capital city between 1967 and 1987.

He then re-shot more than 40 sleeves in their original locations, holding them so they blend in with their surroundings.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS - Pat Kelly, Pat Kelley sings, Pama 1969.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS – Pat Kelly, Pat Kelley sings, Pama 1969.

The re-imagined sleeves include ‘2000 Volts of Holt’ by John Holt taken in Holland Park, London 39 years after it’s release.

All the resulting snaps will be published in his book: Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS - Harder Shade of Black, Santic, 1974.

PIC BY ALEX BARTSCH / CATERS NEWS – Harder Shade of Black, Santic, 1974.

A Kickstarter campaign to publish the photographs in a book will run from 25 October to 30 November 2016.