- ISBN 9780500289495
- 26.00 x 18.90 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 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.’
Includes photographs by:
François Hébel is director of the Arles Photography Festival.