The Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner has spent the last three years documenting the bands rise to fame.
He has finally put together these behind the scenes photographs together in a rather collectable book entitled “I Hope You Are All Happy Now”, available to buy in the spring of 2005. This book will be Zinner’s third offering to the world of photography and he has been able to capture special moments that other photographers may not have been able to have access to.
Speaking to MTV he said: "It's good to do something with the photos instead of letting them gather dust," he said. "It's not so much a documentary about that period or the band's diary as fragmented moments, impressions, images — it's more like an art book."
Having collected something like 500 images his biggest task to date is to present them in a coherent way that will appeal to fans and people in the industry: "I'm working on the layouts now," he said. "And I'm having to organize this by instinct, because I wouldn't want to make a storyline too obvious. It feels best to just put it together intuitively. Like, maybe I'll have a section of the bruises, because they seem so abstract, if that's not too macabre of me."
There is a possibility that the book may contain a tour diary by the bands tour manager as well as a foreword by front lady of the band Karen O.
Zinner is a very busy man, as well as putting together this book, he is also producing the material for Karen O’s solo album as well as playing bass on Har Mar Superstar’s new record ‘The Handler’.
"Our plan is to take a break and work on these side projects and get these different experiences," Karen O said. "By the time we get ready for the second record, we're going to bring it a whole new range of stuff, and it'll be completely different than our first. We just need to take a step back and get some perspective on our lives again."
However, the band have not forgotten their bread and butter work and are currently working on their next album. A few of the tracks from their new album will appear on the bands first DVD release “Tell Me What Rockers To Swallow” will be available to buy from October 16.