35mm Photo Diary & Playlist
introduction by tom johnson
words and photographs by TUSKS
Last week at Iceland Airwaves festival, we watched Emily Underhill, the voice and vision behind Tusks, performed the rather somewhat surprising task of turning a hotel lobby in to something special and spellbinding; delivering songs from last month’s brilliant Dissolve LP and lifting everyone in attendance out of the corporate surroundings and off to somewhere else entirely.
And it wasn’t luck: the Dissolve LP is set in a variety of different places across the world, with each of its ten tracks informed by the city or landscape it was written in.
Celebrating the transportable aspect of her work, Underhill has curated a new 35mm photo diary to sit as a companion piece to the record, and further enhanced it by adding a song to sit alongside each photograph, culminating in a beautiful playlist in its own right. You can check out the whole piece below, and find the accompanying set of songs as a accompanying playlist right here: