Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Mike McCready were photographed celebrating International Women’s Day yesterday with the women of PJHQ. All four members in attendance wore their t-shirts in support of Planned Parenthood, and Eddie Vedder wore a Pussyhat.
You can now pre-order the $74.99 version of Mike McCready’s book Of Potato Heads And Polaroids: My Life Inside And Out Of Pearl Jam.
Book enclosed in a hard fabric-covered slipcase
Includes a signed photo print from Mike McCready
Ever since the legendary band Pearl Jam was first created, its lead guitarist, Mike McCready, could always be counted on to have his trusty Polaroid camera at his side. He went on to document years of touring, meeting scores of his heroes, spending time with friends, experiencing art, nature, and architecture. Not one to take things too seriously, Mike often brought along his pal, Mr. Potato Head and would ask celebrities, friends, and strangers alike to take a Polaroid photo with him. Needless to say, Mike got endless strange looks and creative poses in response.
From the hills of Hollywood to our Nation’s capital, and from the capitals of Europe to the Pacific Rim islands, Mike has traveled the world many times over photographing one inspiring moment and experience at a time, adding visual piece by piece to the vast tapestry of his life’s interests and passions.
With intimate images of not only his Pearl Jam bandmates behind the scenes at venues, jamming together in someone’s living room, or taking it easy at the beach, Mike also captures an eclectic mix of athletes, musicians, and celebrities including an elated Venus Williams, a goofy Jimmy Fallon, and a menacing Henry Rollins among many other stars. Mike also trained his lens from the stage at countless Pearl Jam concerts and photographed legions of adoring and jubilant fans.
Of Potato Heads and Polaroids makes Mike’s life a little more fun and real in an increasingly digital world. He thinks it’ll do the same for you.
Release date May 30
Hardcover 240 pages