JAM—Photographs by Jay Blakesberg

JAM is a book of live concert photography that celebrates those intimate moments in which the fan feels a personal and almost spiritual connection with the musicians on stage who are bareing their souls. These images aim to illustrate the musicians’ artistry and on-stage personality through a still photograph and some revealing words spoken by them. This book is not about musicians who perform on stage, this book is about the epic moments they create on stage that capture the hearts and minds of the fans experiencing these magical, musical, moments.


To request that the book be signed, please email jay@blakesberg.com with your name and who to sign the book to, after ordering.


Price $45.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


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The Mother Hips—Now We Give It To You

1994-2011
Photographs by Jay Blakesberg


This 88 page limited edition hardcover book features over 130 photographs of The Mother Hips. Beginning in 1994 when Jay was hired by American Recordings to photograph the band for their upcoming record “Part-Timer Goes Full”, Jay has had a close relationship with this Bay Area rock and roll instiution. This book shows the Hips as a young band making their way in the rock and roll world up thru their recent visits to Mission Bells recording studio where they are finishing up their 8th studio recording.


There will only be 500 copies of this book, and all copies are signed and numbered by The Mother Hips and Jay Blakesberg. There will only be a 1st edition printing of this book.


Each advance copy ordered before May 15, 2011, will include the signed & numbered book with a signed & numbered 8x10 print of The Mother Hips. There will only be 150 of these special advance copies!


Price $50.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


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Traveling on a High Frequency—

Jay Blakesberg - photographs 1978–2008


A 30-year retrospective with 304 pages featuring over 1,200 photographs from the archive of Jay Blakesberg.


Foreword by Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.


Regular Edition, Hard-cover, $40.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


Limited Edition also available - $150.00 plus shipping -

please call 415-239-2000 or e-mail info@rockoutbooks.com.


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To Defy The Laws of Tradition—A Photographic Archive of Primus and Les Claypool


A 184-page, hard-cover book featuring over 750 photographs culled from Blakesberg's 10,000+ image archive of Primus, Holy Mackerel, Sausage, Oysterhead, and Frog Brigade photos.


Les Claypool and others contribute essays to this one of a kind,

limited edition, numbered, collector's item.


"To Defy The Laws of Tradition”— is signed and numbered by Les Claypool and Jay Blakesberg and comes in a special hand-made box. This will be a one-time-only printing!


Price $90.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


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A Dangerously Curious Eye—The Edge of San Francisco


Far from the bridges and cable cars, hidden away behind the famous hills, there is another San Francisco Bay Area that most people never see: San Francisco’s Hunter's Point and Fillmore District, West Oakland and Richmond's Iron Triangle. In the 1970's, these places on the edges of this great American metropolis, offered Barry Shapiro an alternate reality where he pointed his lens.


These images record an incredible slice of everyday urban life without any hint of his even being there. Barry captured what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment” over and over with a natural ability that only the best photographers have.


Price $40.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)

Regular edition-144 pages with 149 incredible photos, hard cover


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Gene Wright, San Francisco Love Affair –

A Photographic Romance – regular edition


This book is a beautiful collection of San Francisco cityscapes over five decades. A wonderful collection of images that show an ever-changing city. San Francisco Love Affair is an illustrative treasure chest of the incredible buildings, bridges, and people that made up San Francisco from 1949 to 2002.


Consisting of more than 150 stunning photographs, many taken with a unique, 140 degree panoramic camera, this book will take you on a visual journey through the decades that will leave you with the feeling that you just stepped into a very romantic era of San Francisco.


For a list of Bay Area stores with books still in stock call 415.239.2000


Price $40.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)

Regular Edition-112 pages, hard cover


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Gene Wright, San Francisco Love Affair –

A Photographic Romance – limited edition


Same book as the regular edition except each book comes in a hand-made slipcase with a signature page, edition number (limited to 200 numbered copies), estate stamp, and one limited edition numbered 8x10 archival print.


Price $150.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)



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Between the Dark and Light –limited edition


Same book as the regular edition except each book comes in a

hand-made clamshell box with a signature page, edition number,

and one limited edition numbered 8x10 archival print.


Call 415.239.2000 or email info@rockoutbooks.com to order this book.

Michael Garlington, Portraits From the Belly

of the Whale – regular edition


An arresting book of B&W fine art photographs created by critically acclaimed Northern California photographer Michael Garlington.


Many of these photographs come from his numerous cross-country excursions in what he calls “photo car”, literally a Volkswagen covered with his photographs. On these trips, Michael shoots photographs of the people and places that speak to him. Individuals who may seem like regular people - from a contortionist to a fast food worker, from the disabled to a young patriot, this work is about ordinary Americans leading ordinary lives, yet there is something awry with these ordinary people.


Inside his work is a deeply felt affection for humanity in all its permutations and expressions, with a sublime view into the true horror and triviality of these lives.


The resulting body of work offers a critical, offbeat, and humorous view of the United States. Closer to home, Michael also translates his dreams -using friends and family as his models- into photographs that come from a dark, yet humorous space inside his creative soul.


Price $30.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


Regular Edition-104 pages, hard cover


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Michael Garlington, Portraits From the Belly

of the Whale – limited edition


Same book as the regular edition except each book comes in a custom slipcase with a signature page, edition number (limited to 200 numbered copies), and a slilver gelatin print signed and numbered by Micael Garlington.


Price $250.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)


104 pages, hard cover, clamshell box, silver gelatin print: signed and numbered, edition of 200



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Rock and Roll Journal/Sketchbook


This book takes the classic “blank page” sketchbook one step further.


The 7x9 semi-concealed double wire-o gift book is fun, practical and inspirational, containing 80 exciting line drawings based on the rock photos of San Francisco photographer Jay Blakesberg.


Each spread contains an exciting live rock and roll image and still leaves plenty of space for your own drawings, ideas, and words.


Price $9.00 plus shipping (and tax in CA)



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