A unique collection of worldly buddha statues transformed into works of original art
Photos of Buddha is the collaboration between art director/designer Tom Jermann and world-renowned music photographer Neil Zlozower.
Since the mid 90’s Tom and Neil have worked together on many different music related projects ranging from CD packaging to merchandising to a series of successful coffee table books.
Wanting to move beyond rock ‘n’ roll projects this creative pair turned their attention to Neil’s international collection of Buddha statues. What began as a spontaneous conversation developed into a series of artistic interpretations by Tom that have now taken a life of their own: fine art prints. Welcome to Photos of Buddha.
Neil Zlozower is one of the music industries most highly sought after photographers who for the past 40 years has captured some of the most prolific images the legends of rock ‘n’ roll. Neil’s highly acclaimed career began by shooting concerts of bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. His images of Frank Zappa, Guns N Roses, Kiss, Motley Crue, Tom Waits, Van Halen and The Who, are as legendary as the artists themselves. Neil has been featured in countless music magazines, album covers and advertisements. His coffee table books have been published nationally and internationally.
For the last nine years Neil has been practicing the teachings of Buddha.
Tom Jermann is the co-owner and creative director of L.A. based design agency, t42design. Since 1997 he and his creative partner, Toby Yoo, have cultivated an impressive roster of clients including: Chronicle Books, Live Nation Merchandising and Universal Music Group. Tom earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Pasadena’s prestigious Art Center College of Design, where he pursued his fascination of the merging of sound and visuals in the music culture. The combination of his aesthetic vision and his love of music was a natural segue for him to work with artists such as Johnny Cash, Def Leppard, Jimmy Page, KISS and Metallica on designing everything from album packaging to photography books.