Some of you may remember filmmaker Roddy Bogawa’s Kickstarter project “Taken By Storm: A Film About Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis,” a feature documentary exploring the mind and work of the uncompromising and wildly imaginative creator of some of the most iconic images of rock and roll history. Well, he recently posted an uber-exciting update announcing that his film will be premiering at South by Southwest (SXSW).
Thorgerson, who is responsible for the surrealistic “photo paintings” that adorn iconic album covers like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, is much beloved by nearly every person who’s ever picked up a guitar, decorated a dorm room, laid on the carpet, or just plain listened to rock.
The film features interviews with Thorgerson and Power (his co-designer at Hipgnosis) as well as many of those artists who’ve worked with them—from Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, to The Cranberries, Damien Hirst, and Robert Plant. There’s also plenty of never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes photos, revealing how the images that now permeate our collective consciousness were originally created.
Taken By Storm premieres tomorrow at 9p, Alamo Ritz 1. Click here for schedule details and tickets.