In his book Flip The Script, photographer Kingsley Davis aims to show artists who have “achieved success on their own terms”. Photos from the book feature in his exhibition Behind The Groove which opened at the WeSC Gallery on Carnaby Street, London on 8 March and runs for six weeks. Here are some choice shots.
Davis adds, “Flip the Script provides a unique insight into how the music scene is changing, driven by technological innovations but also by the creativity, individuality and experimentation of the artists themselves.” Pictured, Erykah Badu.
“Many of the artists featured in Flip the Script have come through underground cultures or sub-cultures and have emerged without comprising their authentic credentials.” Pictured, Nas.
Florence Welch sidles off before the Graffiti Police turn up.
Flying Lotus fades into the pixels.
The book is “finding a market among music buyers, youth and urban culture enthusiasts as well as those with a professional interest in music, lifestyle and fashion.” Pictured, Wretch 32.
Pharrell Williams works the Reni look for 2013.
The maverick’s maverick, Neneh Cherry.
Rodney P & MCM
Damon Albarn, an artist who has always worked on his own terms.
Behind The Groove is at the WeSC Gallery, In the basement, 43 Carnaby Street, London W1F 7EA. It opened on 8 March and runs for six weeks.