Madonna Meets The Press, 1982
"I was hired by Dick Clark's press agent to cover the American Music Awards nearly every year for a decade. I had incredible access and I wanted to make a great photograph of this new singer called Madonna. All of the photographers were crowded into an area that I would always refer to as the "bull pen.” In such a small space there is little potential to make a creative photograph. Since I had all access, I worked for this photo. I yelled out her name and caught her eye. I remember the displeasure of the publicist when the photo came out. Not because I did not make an interesting photograph but because you could not see the AMA logo in the background!" ~Brad Elterman
Brad Elterman is a professional photographer from Beverly Hills, California, who addressed the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in Hollywood encompassing pop, punk and rock bands. He started his career at the age of 16 taking and selling a photo of Bob Dylan in concert in 1974. He went on to photograph numerous bands and artists of the 1970s, including the Faces with Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Sex Pistols, the Runaways, Bebe Buell, Kiss, Queen, Blondie, the Ramones, Bay City Rollers, ABBA, Boney M, Kenny Rogers, The Who, Leif Garrett, Michael Jackson, among others. Some of the magazines, newspapers and other publications that he contributed to include Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone, People, Hit Parader, New York Post, National Enquirer, "New Musical Express", and Melody Maker.
Archival Semi-Matte 260gsm
Hand Signed and Numbered on verso by Brad Elterman