What's in a Name?

Here at the American Photo offices we're rounding up new photo books for our annual books issue (slated for Jan/Feb 2008). This year we can't help but notice a couple of new -- and we mean that literally. One intriguing title: Everybody I Shot is Dead. This is a visual memoir by music photographer Deborah Chesher, with anecdotes images of a varied group of deceased stars including George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Tammy Wynette, Albert Collins, John Bonham, Terry Kath, and John Denver.

Here at the American Photo offices we're rounding up new photo books for our annual books issue (slated for Jan/Feb 2008). This year we can't help but notice a couple of new "titles" -- and we mean that literally.

One intriguing title: Everybody I Shot is Dead. This is a visual memoir by music photographer Deborah Chesher, with anecdotes images of a varied group of deceased stars including George Harrison, Frank Zappa, Tammy Wynette, Albert Collins, John Bonham, Terry Kath, and John Denver. Due in late fall and apparently self-published (the imprint is Chesher Cat Prods, $60, to be available at this Website) the book includes more than 400 previously unseen photographs of its mostly famous subjects. Chesher has also worked with still-living stars like Van Morrison, Elton John, and Tom Waits...but they aren't included -- that would really mess up the book's title, n'est-ce pas?