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RESONATORS is a book project of b&w photographs and words featuring some of the most talented and established guitarists in the world.
RESONATORS is a book project of b&w photographs and words featuring some of the most talented and established guitarists in the world.
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RESONATORS - by Scarlet Page 

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Resonators is a personal project by the photographer Scarlet Page. Over the last 24 months she has travelled the world on a personal quest to photograph the greatest guitar players in the world of rock. It’s an epic collection. 

Albert Lee, Billy Corgan, Brian May, Chrissie Hynde, Dick Taylor, Graham Coxon, Hank Marvin, Jack White, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh, John Squire, John Frusciante, Johnny Marr, Justin Hawkins, Kelly Jones, Mark Knopfler, Mick Jones, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher, Paul Stanley, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Peter Green, Phil Manzanera, Phil Collen and Viv Campbell, Robert Fripp, Serge Pizzorno, Slash, Steve Jones, Wayne Kramer and Wilko Johnson.

The story so far 

** Thank you so much for your support!We have funded the printing of the book but now is your last chance to get a signed beautiful book or print while the campaign is still running please act fast, it closes on Friday 7th August **

Scarlet began the project to raise money in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and from the beginning funded it herself. The initial aim was to create an exhibition and sell prints signed by the guitarists and Scarlet in aid of the charity. An exhibition of 30 signed prints was shown at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2014 and prints were auctioned to coincide with a series of high profile concerts raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. All the profits of the auction went to TCT. 

Following the exhibition though, the Resonators project grew and took on a life of its own. The show was widely covered in the press, on radio and TV and has been exhibited at other galleries. The Resonators themselves began to use their images in various ways. And people began to ask if there was going to be a book. 

And so to now, the book and Kickstarter. 

‘The response from everyone has been overwhelming,’ Scarlet says, ‘and the demand for a book has been so high that we knew we had to get it published.’ 

‘I have never had my own book published so this is also a very personal plea. I have had my work published in many other books and photographed artists for their own books, but this is something really special. So far I have funded this myself but I need some help to take the next step and publish the book. 

The Book 

Resonators will be a culmination of three years of research, production, shooting and editing. Each guitarist’s photograph in the book will be accompanied by words from me about my day with each guitarist. This book will appeal not only to music lovers but to people who love pop culture, photography and music history. I will be collaborating with the best editors and designers. 

This will be a beautifully designed and reproduced black and white duo-toned printed book of the highest standard. We are working on the basis of the book being:

Size: 230mm width by 300mm height 

Approx pagination: 112 pages

Words by Ben Myers

Design by Warren Jackson

To date, I have funded the entire project and I need to ensure that the end result is not compromised. For these reasons I have decided to independently publish this book.  

Paul Weller draft page
Paul Weller draft page
Paul McCartney draft page
Paul McCartney draft page
Slash draft text page
Slash draft text page
Steve Jones draft page
Steve Jones draft page
Jeff Beck draft page
Jeff Beck draft page
Brian May draft page
Brian May draft page
John Frusciante draft page
John Frusciante draft page

About Scarlet 

Scarlet grew up surrounded by music and musicians; she is the daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, one of the real rock guitar greats. She went on to make her career photographing musicians but she had been working for15 years before she ‘officially’ photographed Jimmy for The Sunday Times. 

‘I’d always tried not to use my dad’s name to get on, so much so that the picture editor didn’t know she was sending me to photograph my dad!’ 

As well as editorial work, Scarlet shoots artwork and press sessions for all the major record companies working with artists such as Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, Spandau Ballet, James Blunt, Brian Ferry, The Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stereophonics and many others. Through this work, she has built up contacts over the years in the music industry and this was crucial in starting Resonators. 

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Pledging 

I have calculated exactly the funds needed to cover all costs to make this dream a reality. The money I am hoping to raise on Kickstarter is to cover the actual book production, the costs of design, retouching, reproduction, printing, storage, and shipping. The guitarists involved have been very gracious towards my efforts, giving their time is something I am so grateful for. They know a project like this is a labor of love and I am indebted to them for their help and time in taking part in this project.  We have some signed by the guitarist 20x24 inch Fuji Crystal Archival prints up for grabs so don’t miss out on these special items. 

Signed 20x24 inch Fuji Crystal Archival prints by the guitarist and Scarlet available on a first come first serve are ONLY available of;

Peter Green, Wayne Kramer, Phil Manzanera, Robert Fripp, Billy Corgan, Graham Coxon, Joe Walsh, Albert Lee, Steve Jones, Nile Rodgers, Mick Jones and Dick Taylor

Detail of signed Graham Coxon print
Detail of signed Graham Coxon print

B&W 20x24 inch Giclée Hahnemühle Photo Rag prints available of these frames:

Contact sheet of 20x24 inch prints on offer as rewards
Contact sheet of 20x24 inch prints on offer as rewards

Thank you to all the guitarists and their teams who are part of this project; 

  • Albert Lee (Hands, Heads and Feet) 
  • Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) 
  • Brian May (Queen) 
  • Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) 
  • Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things) 
  • Graham Coxon (Blur) 
  • Hank Marvin (The Shadows) 
  • Jack White (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes) 
  • Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds) 
  • Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds) 
  • Joe Walsh (The Eagles) 
  • John Squire (The Stone Roses) 
  • John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 
  • Johnny Marr (The Smiths) 
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) 
  • Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) 
  • Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 
  • Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) 
  • Nile Rodgers (Chic) 
  • Noel Gallagher (High Flying Birds, Oasis) 
  • Paul Stanley (Kiss) 
  • Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings) 
  • Paul Weller (The Jam, The Style Council) 
  • Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 
  • Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) 
  • Phil Collen and Viv Campbell (Def Leppard) 
  • Robert Fripp (King Crimson, Fripp & Eno) 
  • Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian) 
  • Slash (Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver) 
  • Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) 
  • Wayne Kramer (MC5)  
  • Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood)

Risks and challenges

If we can raise the funds needed then we will secure printing of the highest caliber and will do everything possible to make sure the book is published by November 2015 in good time for Christmas.

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    - A 20x24 inch Fuji Crystal Archival colour print signed by the guitarist and Scarlet (available prints listed below)
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    - Full day personal photo session in or near London with Scarlet
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