A Loud Song by Daniel Seymour. Lustrum Press 1971. First Edition. Wrappers. Oblong quarto, 56 pp.
Dedicated to his father the photographer Maurice Seymour. This personal photo autobiography was the first book by Lustrum Press. Founded by Ralph Gibson and funded in part by Danny Seymour, Lustrum published the first US edition of Robert Frank's The Lines of My Hand, Tulsa by Larry Clark, etc. A Loud Song was a landmark book in the new personal documentary style: Tulsa, The Lines of My Hand, Vagabond by Gaylord Herron, Danny Lyon's Paper Negative and Bill Burke's books all owe something to A Loud Song. Seymour was a friend and neighbor of Robert Frank's on the Bowery in New York City. They worked together on a number of projects. The last being Frank's film on the Rolling Stones: CS Blues. Shortly after the filming was done Seymour was killed on a sail boat in the Caribbean.