London Tour Through Iconic Vinyl Album Covers
Photographer Alex Bartsch has gone on a quest across London to track down the shooting locations of the iconic UK reggae album covers released over the two decades, between 1967 and 1987.
Although not discussed much these days, back then, reggae was an important tool in paving a more accepting environment for cultural diversity in London. That’s when Alex’s father introduced him to Bob Marley, which started a chain of events that years later lead to this project called “Covers.”
“I have spent hours looking through images on the internet for a place or landmark,” Alex explained to Huck Magazine. “It often starts with the information on the record sleeve but many of them don’t offer much to go on.”
“Surprisingly most of the cover locations I was researching had not changed much. There are a couple of records where I don’t know their location, maybe they were replaced by flats or local supermarkets and have disappeared now.”