Iconic photos in their original locations

Steve Birnbaum has photographed well-known photos of musicians and bands in the exact locations where they were taken at the time. The collection now contains many hundreds of »photos within photos«.

On his Instagram profile thebandwashere the photographer takes us on an unusual journey. Steve Birnbaum visits places where famous photos of music history were taken. He cleverly holds the respective picture in front of the camera so that it seems to merge with the surrounding area. Thus, past meets present and one can guess what may have happened in the course of time.

Among the well-known recordings are, for example, images of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Tupac, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Kurt Cobain, Led Zeppelin and many other artists.

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