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Leviathant
09-06-2012, 01:01 AM
I just came across a stash of promo photos, apparently for the UK press, which I've never seen before. Lots of Jeff Ward, actually.

I've always thought it might be cool to have a collection of 'official' promo photos - the black and white ones sent out by TVT for Pretty Hate Machine and Broken seem hardest to come by.

cheddamash
09-06-2012, 06:11 AM
I have a growing collection of promo photos. I'd love to see what you've found. I could be mistaken, but I think there was talk of getting scans on nincollector at one point.

Leviathant
09-06-2012, 08:32 AM
nincollector.com would be an ideal spot for them, I think.

Sorry for the delay, I didn't realize the time when I'd posted that, and had to crawl into bed. The blue thing is someone's thumb, as these are among a number of negatives for sale on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nine-Inch-Nails-NIN-Trent-Reznor-ORIGINAL-negative-PROMO-press-slide-photo-5729-/221120242954?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item337bcb250a)by someone in the UK.

sick among the pure
09-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Trent's face in the first one, the photoshop thread needs to see it.

jessamineny
09-06-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm fairly certain the ebay seller of those acetates is overstating his product. Just that type of pre-press negative used to be sent to all sorts of clients (newspapers, magazines, etc.) back in the day so that they could reproduce publicity shots on demand. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY doubt those are any sort of "original" negatives, nor the ONLY ones of their kind in the UK, much less the world. Rare, I don't doubt. But don't believe the totality of his hype.

Leviathant
09-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Wait, wait, wait. eBay auctions get overstated? Hehe. Yeah, that's just the nature of auctions, I don't really believe these are the sole copies of these particular images, but I do know that I thought I'd pretty much seen it all as far as press photos go, and I've never seen these. I've seen a few of the other ones he's selling, but the dirt and antlers photo? What the fuck? I was originally cropping the 'tvt/island' stuff out, but figured if I'd done that, no one would believe that photo was actually NIN.

I'm slightly perturbed that the guy puts his thumb over the photo credit every time.

Now, is it worth trying to win these, so that they can be scanned in and preserved?

Also: Anyone else got nice scans of promo photos they can add here? I'll see if I can get some put up later this month.

sheepdean
09-06-2012, 01:42 PM
Did every Nothing band get these lovely promo photos? I have a couple from 12 Rounds, and I know Manson had some, but it seems the rest of the bands were void

jessamineny
09-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Dear Matt: :p

(But seriously, might be worth linking to this in Marketplace -- see if someone there plans to buy these for their collection... and share them)

cheddamash
09-06-2012, 03:05 PM
I'd be all over these auctions if I had the cash. Alas...

musidora
09-07-2012, 08:59 AM
I once bought a print of the middle picture on ebay, although I'm still unsure if it's an actual analogue print, heh. But it was only 10 bucks.

Baphomette
09-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Did every Nothing band get these lovely promo photos? I have a couple from 12 Rounds, and I know Manson had some, but it seems the rest of the bands were voidManson, Prick, PWEI, Meat Beat, Squarepusher and Autechre got them for sure. Don't know about the other bands.


Also: Anyone else got nice scans of promo photos they can add here?I miss my old promo pics. Sold most of them to terryana and I think I gave you a couple, Matt. I have one left from TPD era but that's not going anywhere. It's framed otherwise I'd scan it in.

Leviathant
09-07-2012, 10:13 PM
I miss my old promo pics. Sold most of them to terryana and I think I gave you a couple, Matt. I have one left from TPD era but that's not going anywhere. It's framed otherwise I'd scan it in.

Among the ones you sent, I actually like the photo of the TDS-era studio best. If I haven't scanned that in yet, it'll... hmm. I don't have a working scanner anymore. Blargh. Somehow, I'll include that photo in this thread.

sick among the pure
09-08-2012, 02:51 AM
Among the ones you sent, I actually like the photo of the TDS-era studio best. If I haven't scanned that in yet, it'll... hmm. I don't have a working scanner anymore. Blargh. Somehow, I'll include that photo in this thread.

We have some pretty good scanners in the photo department at school, and if you get/have any negs we have a really good quality negative scanner that does up to 4x5s.

spahn
09-11-2012, 09:19 AM
I have quite a few of official promo photos that I have collected over the years. As soon as I get a moment, Ill scan them and post them here as well.
Those photos you posted are classic and would love to get my hands on original versions of those.

spahn
09-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Here are the ones that I own:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7987231245_b6321db209_n.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7987231453_23195a3368_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987231453/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/7987231593_f5f1f0d79e_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987231593/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7987239558_8f8dd42266_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987239558/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/7987231855_dc64dfcd6b_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987231855/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7987239804_4d29e1b78b_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987239804/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/7987232081_1c2bab85bf_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987232081/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7987239978_5da1e19036_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987239978/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/7987232249_754664bab5_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987232249/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/7987232369_522f7c720b_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987232369/)

spahn
09-14-2012, 10:01 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7987232427_3004eeb5b3_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987232427/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/7987240256_914afe6854.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987240256/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7987232549_aea7998a18_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987232549/)

trollmanen
09-15-2012, 09:13 AM
I've got a rare Fragile era one that I'll scan later. From Motor Records in Germany, it shows TR at the mixing desk. I've never been up on collecting promo photos, but this one was just too cool not to buy as I've never seen that picture before.

cheddamash
09-15-2012, 10:50 AM
Hey spahn, thanks for sharing your collection, but it might not be a good idea to put up high resolution scans of these. Might flood the market with fakes.

sick among the pure
09-15-2012, 02:15 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7987239558_8f8dd42266_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987239558/)

Is it just me, or does the Trent looking into the mirror have 2 left hands?

trollmanen
09-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Here are the ones that I own:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7987231453_23195a3368_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spahn22/7987231453/)


I like this picture, looks like it's from the same photo session as the one I have (and will post shortly), but that has to be a fan reprint or something, as the bottom is from a TVT era photo.

trollmanen
09-15-2012, 03:44 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/7989528368_da4dc67ed2.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10729782@N03/7989528368/
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/10729782@N03/7989528368/)
I got this from a eBay seller in Germany a while back. He had some others, but this one was the only one I'd never seen before. If you look at my photostream, I also went ahead and scanned a MOTP print that I got a while back.

Leviathant
09-15-2012, 04:20 PM
Hey spahn, thanks for sharing your collection, but it might not be a good idea to put up high resolution scans of these. Might flood the market with fakes.

If they keep printing those TVT logos on post-1991 promos, anyone should be able to spot the fakes ;)

spahn
09-15-2012, 04:54 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10729782@N03/7989528368/
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/10729782@N03/7989528368/)
I got this from a eBay seller in Germany a while back. He had some others, but this one was the only one I'd never seen before. If you look at my photostream, I also went ahead and scanned a MOTP print that I got a while back.

any chance of you wanting to part with this? :)

trollmanen
09-15-2012, 05:31 PM
any chance of you wanting to part with this? :)

Nope. The Fragile is my favorite era, and while I've parted with some stuff and still looking to off load most of my t-shirt collection once he puts something out and prices go back up, I'm not selling anything Fragile related. I'd actually like to get that TR guitar one you have, even with the TVT stuff on it.

spahn
09-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Nope. The Fragile is my favorite era, and while I've parted with some stuff and still looking to off load most of my t-shirt collection once he puts something out and prices go back up, I'm not selling anything Fragile related. I'd actually like to get that TR guitar one you have, even with the TVT stuff on it.

i can scan it in high-res for you and email it to you if you like. i'm fond of all my nin memorabilia and usually part ways with things only if i have doubles.
if you have any other "promo" photos that I don't have that you would like to unload, let me know.

bwary
09-18-2012, 11:55 PM
here's (http://collections.portraitofdecay.com/press photo cards) some scans I've run across and saved over time.
Is it just me, or does the Trent looking into the mirror have 2 left hands?this 1997 andrea giacobbe series always creeped me out in a sort of fascinating way!
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/1.jpg
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/2.jpg
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/3.jpg
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/4.jpg
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/5.jpg
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg

eversonpoe
09-19-2012, 08:12 AM
here's (http://collections.portraitofdecay.com/press photo cards) some scans I've run across and saved over time.



this 1997 andrea giacobbe series always creeped me out in a sort of fascinating way!
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/1.jpg (http://http://[URL="http://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg""")
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/2.jpg (http://http://[URL="http://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg""")
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/3.jpg (http://http://[URL="http://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg""")
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/4.jpg (http://http://[URL="http://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg""")
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/5.jpg (http://[url%3D%26quot%3Bhttp://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg"")
http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg (http://[url%3D%26quot%3Bhttp://[URL="http://www.andreagiacobbe.net/images/24/6.jpg"")

those links are all sorts of wacky...and if you clean them up, they all go to the same image.