Photographer Kenneth Cappello's new book features nearly a decade's worth of intimate photos of decadently glamorous duo the Kills. Take a peek inside and get the stories behind the shots.

1.Glamming Up

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Photographer Kenneth Cappello's Dream & Drive features nearly a decade's worth of intimate photos of decadently glamorous duo the Kills. In his beautiful shots of the band's guitarist Jamie Hince and singer-whirlwind Alison Mosshart, Cappello conveys the life so far of a duo that lives on the emotional edge. "I couldn't have picked a more interesting band to spend so much time with," says Cappello. "You can see it in the photos: these two offer the whole range of emotions. I wanted to document that." And he did. This gallery contains a series of images from the book, which is available September 4 (pre-order info here!). DAVID MARCHESE

2.Glamming Up

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Photographer Kenneth Cappello's Dream & Drive features nearly a decade's worth of intimate photos of decadently glamorous duo the Kills. In his beautiful shots of the band's guitarist Jamie Hince and singer-whirlwind Alison Mosshart, Cappello conveys the life so far of a duo that lives on the emotional edge. "I couldn't have picked a more interesting band to spend so much time with," says Cappello. "You can see it in the photos: these two offer the whole range of emotions. I wanted to document that." And he did. This gallery contains a series of images from the book, which is available September 4 (pre-order info here!). DAVID MARCHESE

3.A Quiet Moment

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"Alison was very guarded in the beginning of my working with the band," remembers Cappello. "She had a total hardcore, Fugazi, politically correct vibe and I was just some knucklehead. Like, if I said the word 'bitch' she'd be like, 'Ugh, whatever.' But after spending so much time on the bus with her, she eventually opened up. She was a harder egg to crack than Jamie, though. That's for sure."

4.A Kills Beach Party

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"This was from a really early Coney Island shoot, I think," says Cappello. "They just had such a unique vibe. Early on there were obviously a lot of comparisons with the White Stripes, but they totally transcended that. Musically the two bands aren't even close. And they had the music to back up their style. I can listen to all their records all the way through. It's not like with so many other bands where you're like, 'They look cool, but they have two good songs.' The Kills back it up."

5.Foursquare

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"The progression of the band has been really interesting for me," says Cappello. "In the beginning it was T-shirts and jeans. Then the fashion world really embraced them. Alison is even a style icon now in sort of a weird way. It's amazing that they came from total punk rock backgrounds — Jamie in England and Alison in Florida — and have gotten to the point where they have a kind of glamor now. They've come a long way."

6.Killing Time

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"They're not the easiest band to approach," says Cappello. "They can be sort of reserved and wary. I remember having to say to them about autographs, for instance, 'Those are your fans! Go talk to them!' They think it's weird or whatever. But they've gotten more comfortable as time as gone on."

7.Alison Starting to Happen

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This photo, taken shortly before the band's 2005 No Wow album came out, represents a very different era in the life of the Kills. "This was from the first time I actually went with Jamie and Alison on tour," says Cappello. "I just showed up a gig. I think it was in Switzerland. It was very small clubs. I didn't really know them, and they didn't really know me. It was a very loose, raw time for them. It was great. It still is."

8.You Kill Me

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For Cappello, "The Kills, if you don't know them, they can come off as pretentious. But once you get to know them, especially Jamie, they're fucking funny. Jamie just goofs all the time. I'll be taking photos of Alison and he'll just start bugging her. There's a light-hearted side to the band that most people don't know about."

9.Coney Island Baby

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"This was also at Coney Island in New York, the second time I ever shot them," recalls Cappello. "It was from a press session. Jamie had randomly called me and was like, 'Hey I met you in Paris. We're in New York. Can you shoot our press photo? Next thing I know I was on the train to Coney Island. Our relationship continued for another ten years. All from that one phone call."

10.Say 'Kills!'

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"This is very early on after I first met them," says Cappello. "This was at a club in Manhattan called, I think, the Dark Room, and we were fucking drunk. The funny thing is that cameras helped start this whole thing. The actual first day I met them, I went over to say hello and both Jamie and Alison and they both had cameras around their necks. So we were always sharing film and that sort of thing. It helped break the ice. And now here we are, so many years later."