24 Mar 2014
Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown 
Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown

'Martin Hannett - Pleasures of the Unknown', a new book by Chris Hewitt will be published on 10 April 2014 by Ozit Morpheus Records. The companion piece to the soon-to-be-released Martin Hannett dvd, the book will present an illustrated anthology of Martin's life.

The book is available to pre-order now via ozitmorpheus.com.

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Anonymous Philippe Carly said...


I am the belgian photographer who took that iconic Ian Curtis picture at the Plan K, Brussels.
Back in the 80s, I saw a feature about Martin Hannett in a magazine / paper. The article was illustrated by a photo showing Martin in his kitchen. On the wall behind him, above the stove, he had pinned my pic of Ian.
I was stupid enough not to keep a copy of that article. So now I am desperately seeking the photographer who took that picture of Martin to buy a print from her/him.
Can anyone help? Please !
Philippe Carly

28/03/2014, 13:55


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