Alex Bartsch: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves

Detective work pays off!

In an impressive feat Alex Bartsch spent three years researching the locations of reggae album cover photographs that were shot around London in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. He says “Some [of the locations] were easy to find while others took months of detective work. I cycled all over the city, from Penge in southeast London to Harlesden in the northwest. There were wild goose chases, and some unexpected finds. It’s been a great adventure, and has painted an interesting map of London’s reggae music heritage.”