Brad Elterman Candid Pictures Of Celebrities In The 1980s

Bowie, Dylan, Lennon, Jagger, … Brad Elterman is one of the few photographers in recent memory who can truly claim the title of pop culture historian. Originally from California started his incredible career at the age of 16 when his first image was published. It was a photo of Bob Dylan in concert in 1974 and it was his ticket to the backstage of the rock ‘n’ roll world. ‘I wasn’t a traditional rock ‘n’ roll photographer because I didn’t give a shit about taking a photograph of someone holding a guitar. That’s what all the other photographers at the time were doing, and I wasn’t interested in those generic concert pictures. I photographed backstage, those were the really exciting pictures that told a story, those were the images that the magazines were craving.’ he says. Now, 40 years later, Elterman is still an incredibly popular photographer whose style has not changed much. ‘It hasn’t changed at all. Most of the editors today tell me not to change anything and shoot it just like I was back there in 1977 with Joan Jett.’

Brad Elterman candid pictures of celebrities in the 1980s
“41 years ago I met Bob Dylan. He asked me to introduce him to a young Robert DeNiro and take a photo of the two of them together!”
Brad Elterman candid pictures of celebrities in the 1980s
Ringo, John Lennon And Yoko, 1976
Brad Elterman candid pictures of celebrities in the 1980s
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Brad Elterman candid pictures of celebrities in the 1980s
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, 1978
Brad Elterman candid pictures of celebrities in the 1980s
David Bowie, 1975

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