How a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Does Selfies

He has performed this ritual in every room he has stayed in on the road starting in 2005 at the Mondrian in Los Angeles, when the band was there to perform its first big hit, “Take Me Out,” at the Grammy Awards. Eight years on, Hardy now has amassed over 320 such images, from the Prince Hotel on Japan’s Mount Naeba to the Driskill in Austin, Tex. “I don’t really like having my picture taken,” he says, referring to the books obscuring his face, which have included everything from Kingsley Amis’s “The Old Devils” to Chelsea Handler’s “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.” “This is more about just documenting my life touring and having some memory of where I have been.”

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