BRAD ELTERMAN ON CAPTURING THE STARS IN THE 70S AND BEYOND
Starting at just 16 years old by getting the infamously difficult-to-capture Bob Dylan to pose for a photograph - something that Bob never did for anyone - and catapulting to the center of the People Magazine spotlight, Brad Elterman became the photographer of the stars as America declared its supreme reign over the entertainment industry in the 60s and 70s. The artist became synonymous with history’s biggest stars; Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Robert De Niro and more let Elterman behind the scenes to take his iconically personal photos. The artist went so far as to rent a poolhouse and invite Payboy models, celebrities, and the coolest people in the world over for the wildest topless parties this side of Elterman’s experience in Berkeley in the 60s.
A wonderful interview by editor Max Gibson defines this journey and its inevitable destination of social interaction through Elterman’s new website project in a well-written article on Wine and Bowties’ site.