Villa Le Reve Brad Elterman

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Villa Le Reve Brad Elterman

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Published by Bywater Bros. Editions and Smoke Room, 2016
56 pages, softcover
10 x 7.4 inches / 25.4 x 18.8 cm
Numbered edition of 300

ISBN 978-0-9938567-9-2

Introduction by Emilien Crespo
Designed by Jamie Allen Shaw and Roger Bywater

 

In the 1970s Brad Elterman (b.1956) pioneered a new style of behind-the-scenes music photography, documenting some of the biggest names in rock’n’roll. Characterized by his candid shots of stars backstage, partying or on the road, the photographer offeredRolling Stone and Creem readers a taste of what it was like to hang out with the day’s icons, away from the studio. With the demise of the punk scene Elterman went into an extended hiatus which lasted almost twenty-five years. In 2010 he resumed his career, swapping negatives for an online presence, quickly acquiring a 18k following on Instagram, and 330k on Tumblr it was clear that Elterman had vaulted back into the vanguard of contemporary photography alerting the attention of taste makers like Olivier Zahm ofPurple magazine.

Today Elterman is more active than ever shooting a new generation of musicians, models, and celebrities, with the same exuberance, insight, and fun that defined his early work. In this latest book by the artist Elterman has chosen to present a contemporary collection of portraits taken in and around his Bel Air home, which he affectionately calls “Villa La Rêve”.

 

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In the 1970s Brad Elterman (b.1956) pioneered a new style of behind-the-scenes music photography, documenting some of the biggest names in rock’n’roll. Characterized by his candid shots of stars backstage, partying or on the road, the photographer offeredRolling Stone and Creem readers a taste of what it was like to hang out with the day’s icons, away from the studio. With the demise of the punk scene Elterman went into an extended hiatus which lasted almost twenty-five years. In 2010 he resumed his career, swapping negatives for an online presence, quickly acquiring a 18k following on Instagram, and 330k on Tumblr it was clear that Elterman had vaulted back into the vanguard of contemporary photography alerting the attention of taste makers like Olivier Zahm ofPurple magazine.

Today Elterman is more active than ever shooting a new generation of musicians, models, and celebrities, with the same exuberance, insight, and fun that defined his early work. In this latest book by the artist Elterman has chosen to present a contemporary collection of portraits taken in and around his Bel Air home, which he affectionately calls “Villa La Rêve”.