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Andy Summers on A Certain Strangeness

Andy Summers on A Certain Strangeness

Andy Summers, guitarist of the rock band The Police, discusses his photography, his thoughtful approach to creating art, and how his music career has complemented his image-making.

Joining us from his home studio in Los Angeles, musician and photographer Andy Summers talks about the artistic rigor he applies not only to his career as a Grammy-winning musician, but also to his life as an internationally-exhibited photographer. Summers details his early artistic influences, life on tour with The Police, and his collaborations with Gilles Mora and Ralph Gibson. He delves into how he applies the principles of jazz improvisation to photography, and reveals the stories behind a few of his most famous photographs. His latest collection of photographs, A Certain Strangeness, accompanies an exhibition at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France.