Lickshot: A Photo Scrapbook
Lickshot is Ben Watts’s highly personalized scrapbook and travel diary. A triumph of lo-fi style, its pages are a delirious pastiche of gritty photographs, wonky polaroids, and hand-scrawled graffiti, held together by slashes of colored tape. Its contents reflect the incredible variety of Watts’s photographic subjects; from high school ice skaters, brooklyn biker gangs, lounging sunbathers to world-famous actors, supermodels, and today’s hottest musicians.
Lickshot includes photos of Heath Ledger, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Rachel Weisz, Guy Pearce, Adrien Brody, Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, Lou Reed, Jay-Z, Coldplay, T.I., Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, B. B. King, Mary J. Blige, and Ben Harper.
An interview with Watts by Vanity Fair editor Ingrid Sischy explores Watts’s background and creative influences.