From Booth To Coffee Table

From Booth To Coffee Table

The day of the faceless DJ is long gone – for 100 DJs that have crossed paths with the camera of photographer Chris Lopez, that is. Lopez snapped these spinning celebs in studios, on location and even in their homes, compiling the photos in a 6-by-6-inch paperback titled DJ’s by Lopez (Sterling; $14.95). Along with a cast of heavy hitters – Carl Cox, John Digweed, Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim, to name a few – and some lesser-known figures (Roy the Roach, Smokin’ Jo), the book features short commentary from each DJ about the glamorous, fabulous life of being an international DJ. Although some of the testimonials are pure dairy – “Like a train on a journey, I see myself as the engine pulling the party people,” Phil “Moonface” Thompson – and others are truly awful poems (Sassy), a gem does pop up every now and again: “It’s an excuse to stay up late,” Seb Fontaine.

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