I HOPE YOU ARE
ALL HAPPY NOW
220 pages, 8x9"
an Evil Twin Publications book published by St. Martins Press
photographs by Nick Zinner
with introduction by Jim Jarmusch
essays by David Cross and Zachary Lipez
interview with Nick by Jesse Pearson
design by Stacy Wakefield
"I Hope You Are All Happy Now" eloquently
captures the fragmentary nature of travel by piecing it back together one
photo at a time. A mosaic of the unkempt, the unmade, and the unhinged.
--CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / SLEATER-KINNEY
. . . by snapping a shot of every crowd the
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have played for, every hotel room they've left in disarray,
and every moment of consequence they've had together, Zinner brings us behind
the music for real.
---JENNY ELISCU / ROLLING STONE
Strange proof of my last four years, it looks
so easy, almost desirable through his eye. It's up to the individual to discern
what's real, what's legit, what to trust, what to go with . . . If Nick can
see things as he does in this terribly immediate and beautiful book of photographs
why can't I, or you?
--KAREN O / YEAH YEAH YEAHS
From some people, you might assume there
was sarcasm in this title, but I think Nick genuinely does hope you are all
happy now. That is the feeling I get from his photos, that he really loves
the people he takes pictures of.
---SPIKE JONZE / DIRECTOR
Nick Zinner has a rock 'n' roll eye for the
details of life on the road, exposing YYY's rise from the gutters of NYC's
East Village to the pages of Rolling Stone. But these are more than casual
tour snapshots. His eye is sharp. Music loud 'n' wild 'n' free comes to life
on the pages of this book. These pix are a personal view to where he's at
-- the faces, the places, the gore, and the glory -- all the highway songs
along the way. By the pictures' own admission, the fans in the crowd take
center stage, and by now we are all among them, in the front row, looking
up into his lens.
--LEE RENALDO / SONIC YOUTH
Today, everyone with a cell phone is an art
photographer, and every successful rock 'n' roll musician is something else
too. Actor. Painter. Fashion designer. Disc jockey. Porn star. Diplomat. Hot-sauce
vendor. It's enough to make you cynical. Nick doesn't make me cynical. His
ability to convey both a documentarian's crucial detachment and the genuinely
soulful contemplation of a mystified kid (often within the same subject) sets
--MARC SPITZ / SPIN MAGAZINE
Being a rock star used to be about sex, drugs,
and an early death. Now it's about empty hotel rooms, cuts and bruises, and
the fans. I think it's a lot better now.
--EDDY MORETTI / VICE FILMS
One of the most innovative and original rock
'n' roll guitarists and composers of the new millennium. Now he wants a piece
of my turf . . . He has an eye both lean and mean. He takes photos like he
plays guitar -- fast and unorthodox. He seizes unlikely moments from the free
flow of events he lives through.
--MICK ROCK / PHOTOGRAPHER