Mick Jagger - The Photobook

Mick Jagger: The Photobook

  1. Introduction by François Hébel
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  • ISBN 9780500289495
  • 26.00 x 18.90 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 136pp
  • With 71 illustrations in colour and duotone
  • First published 2011
‘Documents Jagger’s role as a true style icon … provides some golden nuggets of inspiration’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘This book isn’t just a must-have for anyone nearly as obsessed with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones as I am, but for anyone who’s at all interested in the wondrous world of portrait photography’ – Tantrum Magazine

‘Mick Jagger is universal…

… his unmistakable face has made him the archetypal rock star. His charisma has fuelled the admiration and passion of his fans, the way he moves his body has shaped the myth of male celebrity, and his lips have become the logo of his band, the Rolling Stones.

Jagger has had one of the longest careers in rock and has collaborated with many top photographers for press shoots, album covers and posters. In the theatre, people speak of unity of place and time. In order to consider the rock portrait, we have chosen to focus on different unities; unity of face, in the form of Mick Jagger, and unity of genre – the posed portrait, as opposed to stage photography or candid shots.

While we certainly hope that this collection will thrill Mick’s fans, this is primarily intended as a photography book. His face tells the story of fifty years of portrait practice, speaking of our relationship with celebrities, of evolving fashions, and of the creation of a rock aesthetic. As we journey through the years, we can almost hear the music.’
– François Hébel

Includes photographs by:

Bryan Adams
Brian Aris
Enrique Badulescu
Cecil Beaton
Simone Cecchetti
Willie Christie
Anton Corbijn
Kevin Cummins
Sante D’Orazio
Deborah Feingold
Tony Frank
Claude Gassian
Harry Goodwin
Anwar Hussein
Karl Lagerfeld
Annie Leibovitz
Peter Lindbergh
Gered Mankowitz

Jim Marshall
David Montgomery
Terry O’Neill
Guy Peellaert
Jean-Marie Périer
Michael Putland
Ken Regan
Herb Ritts
Ethan Russell
Francesco Scavullo
Norman Seeff
Mark Seliger
Dominique Tarlé
Pierre Terrasson
Andy Warhol
Albert Watson
Robert Whitaker
Baron Wolman

François Hébel is director of the Arles Photography Festival.

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