The Strokes

The First Ten Years

Photography by Cody Smyth, Introduction by Mick Rock, Edited by Gabriel Kuo

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“My friend Cody has photographed The Strokes since the very beginning and has built a varied and substantial collection, probably the most definitive out there.” —Mick Rock

“Cody’s been with us since the very beginning—always a motivator, forever a friend. Along the way he captured some very special moments. I didn’t even know he’d brought along his camera.” —Nick Valensi

“This book is brimming with nostalgia. It feels like the scrapbook we never made.” —Fabrizio Moretti

The first authorized visual record of one of New York’s greatest bands. 

An intimate and impressionistic narrative of The Strokes’ first ten years, including images of the guys when they were students at the Dwight School in Manhattan and would gather for lunches at their local diner. This is a peerless window into the group through the lens of a close friend who was there before it even began.

Handsomely housed in an exceptional package that combines premium art paper for the photography and a textured stock for the text sections, including a special dust jacket design, the book features hundreds of color and black and white images of the band in public and in private. A truly personal look at the rise of The Strokes—one of the biggest and most enduring bands in the world.

October 2017
8 x 10 | 240 pp
Jacketed Paperback $35.00 | CAN $48.50


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 24, 6-8;30, Morrison Hotel Gallery (New York, NY): Meet photographer Cody Smyth as he signs copies of his new book, The Strokes: The First Ten Years. Special limited edition prints of the band will also be available for purchase. Click here for more information.



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