Back: Behind Da Bone is a journey full of unexpected twists, pauses and pops. Liam Morgan’s photographs of the band T-Bone have the feeling of a road trip in which you can’t quite make heads or tails of the scenery until you see it all in the rearview mirror. Then, the realization fully sinks in that you’ve just dropped in to spend several short days in the long life of Thailand’s best-known Ska-Reggae-Dub outfit.
If you’ve never been to a T-Bone gig, or seen Gap’s side project Ga-Pi, the book and film will put you right there; if you’ve already been to dozens, they’ll bring you right back. As Gap sings in the anthemic opening track with which T-Bone kick off their sets:
“Hello everybody! We are T-Bone. Enjoy with us… and enjoy yourself, man!”
Born on the eastern coast of Canada in 1982, Liam Morgan is an autodidactic motion and stills photographer who has called Thailand his home since 2002. His past decade of work spans a variety of genres, from gonzo-esque documentary to musical portraiture to for-the-walls, fine art still-life to experimental medium-bending photo print-making. Not always comfortable in his role as photographer, much of Morgan's work subtly and introspectively comments on the nature of the photographic medium itself. Liam Morgan's stills work has appeared in a variety of international publications, as well, he has been involved in creating works for the Goethe Institut, the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Sunbury Shores Art Centre, the Chiang Mai University Art Centre and the Doi Saket International Film Festival, among others. He is the director of a film called Smiley Dub, as well as various short films and music videos.