Lend Me Your Ear

Lend Me Your Ear

Ben Tallon feels the spirit of the festival season with this collaborative project.

Lend Me Your Ear is a collaboration between Ben and music photographer Andrew Cotterill.  The project consists of a series of iconic photographs with hand painted lettering celebrating the individuals and bands who 'never hid the true essence of their character from their musical output and public persona'. Ben's post on the work says "This uncompromising, visual love letter to the musicians who inspired and continue to inspire Cotterill and Tallon spanning several decades is a body of work highlighting the important lesson taught to us by people who achieved something and inspired many, not in spite of who they were, but because they dared to project that personality to the world, regardless of the consequences. Cotterill and Tallon, growing up in the south and north of England meet in the middle of two very different generations to create a shared love of what made music so fucking sexy in the first place and has been mislaid in today's mainstream culture."

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