Filmmaker and photographer Spike Jonze is about to release his first photo book, documenting his decades-long friendship and creative partnership with the Beastie Boys.
While Jonze was responsible for many of the most iconic images of the band, including the music video for “Sabotage” and the cover of the Sounds of Science album, he also collected an unbelievable trove of personal images of the trio made up of Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.
“This book collects for the first time more than two hundred of Spike Jonze’s personal photographs of his time spent with the Beastie Boys,” writes publisher Rizzoli of the book. “Edited and with an afterword by Jonze, and including new texts by the Beastie Boys themselves, this book shows the greatest act of the hip hop generation in their truest colors as only a close friend could see them—from going on stage at Lollapalooza to writing together at Mike D’s apartment; getting into character for a video to dressing up as old men to hit the basketball court; recording an album in the studio in Los Angeles to goofing around the streets of New York.”
Today Rolling Stone released an exclusive gallery of image previews from the book, so be sure to go to their site to check them out. Beastie Boys by Spike Jonze is set to release on March 17 and is currently available for pre-order through the Rizzoli site.