Don Pyle Collects Portraits of David Bowie, Lou Reed, the Runaways for New Book 'Shot in a Mirror'

A pair of Pyle publications will be celebrated with a Toronto launch event later this November

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Nov 7, 2022

Don Pyle — the Canadian arts polymath known best known for his work with Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Fifth Column and King Cobb Steelie — has announced a new book of original portraiture.

Titled Shot in a Mirror, Pyle's new collection arrives via Midnight Mass Press and will be celebrated with a Toronto launch event, taking place November 26 in the Two Twos room at the Annex Hotel, 296 Brunswick Ave.

Following Pyle's 2011 tome Trouble in the Camera Club: A Photographic Narrative of Toronto's Punk History 1976–1980, the 100-page Shot in a Mirror spans 1977 to 2016 in collecting intimate colour and black and white portraits of artists including David Bowie, Lou Reed, the Runaways, Matmos, Bruce McCulloch, Soft Cell, Fifth Column's Caroline Azar and Beverly Breckenridge, Dax Pierson and more.

The Toronto launch event will also mark the publication of a new edition of Susto centred on Pyle's punk photography. Designed and printed by Los Crudos/Limp Wrist frontman Martin Sorrondeguy (who will also DJ the event), Susto is a 24" x 30" double-sided screen-printed portfolio/poster that comes housed in a custom-screened envelope.

Both Shot in a Mirror and the Don Pyle edition of Susto come accompanied by companion volume, Reflections in a Mirror, featuring an interview with Don Pyle conducted by Chris Colohan (Cursed) and Matthew Finner.


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