Jennifer Greenburg — above — is a photographer and university teacher in Chicago who also has become immersed in rockabilly culture. Moreover, she has channeled her passion into a seven-year project and captured 45 gorgeous photographs of rockabilly folk in her new book, The Rockabillies, that will be published later this month.
The photographs are stunning, and they show a deep respect and love for rockabilly fans who — like many of us, maybe even — are choosing to live a little outside the norm in terms of our aesthetic taste.
That said, I’m kinda thinkin’ that more and more now, our perspective — which decoratively, hones in on and celebrates the best of an exuberant era — is seeping into the mainstream. It’s so interesting to look at rockabilly and tiki — and then also at today’s Etsy folk, who are creating found art of every ilk — and think, “it’s all converging.” This makes me very very happy.
These people are SO BEAUTIFUL! I’ve asked Jennifer if she can to answer a few questions for the blog about the rockabilly aesthetic, and I will post the interview as soon as it’s completed.
Links: Jennifer Greenburg’s website, including a larger gallery of photos. Readers in Chicago can attend the official book launch and signing, Jan. 26 at the The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 6 p.m. And, thanks to Mary Deluxe – I read her blog and she first spotted this news in a TimeOut Chicago interview.
If you’d like to pre-order the book, I’ve put it in my Amazon store / Reading list.