The more things change, the more they stay the same
The picture above is from a book called The Moment After the Show, a coffee table volume from photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Olivier Joliat, specializing solely in the sweaty, post-coital afterglow of musicians.
The photography feels almost invasive—and not just because we’re a centimeter from James Osterberg’s junk. The little details like unzipped flies, running make-up, and visible sweat-spots are so akin to pulling the curtain back. Looking at them offstage at a moment when they’re supposed to be human again, feels almost invasive.