Author(s): Pat Graham
More than any other band, Modest Mouse represented the ascendency of indie rock at the turn of the millennium. Pat Graham and Isaac Brock, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Modest Mouse, were housemates in 1992. Isaac was learning guitar and writing songs while Pat was documenting the punk scene in Washington, D.C. This is Pat Graham's firsthand, intimate, visual history of a good friend and the band that he created. Graham's photographs of Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse are a rare and privileged view into the greatest fantasy of all - becoming a rock star.
Pat Graham has spent the last 25 years as a photographer. Mostly shooting musicians, his images have graced the covers and inserts of iconic albums. His photographs are part of the permanent collection at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle, Washington and the Arlington Cultural Affairs in Virginia. He has released two books of photography, "Silent Pictures" (Akashic, 2007) and "Instrument" (Chronicle, 2011), and shot commercially for brands such as Ray Ban, Converse, and Umbro.