Brad Elterman is a professional photographer from California, who started his incredible career at the age of 16 when his first image was published. It was a photo of Bob Dylan in concert in 1974 and it was his ticket to the backstage of the rock 'n' roll world.


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The artist focused on candid moments of celebrities. "I wasn't a traditional rock 'n' roll photographer because I didn't give a shit about taking a photograph of someone holding a guitar," he told vice. That's what all the other photographers at the time were doing, and I wasn't interested in those generic concert pictures. I photographed backstage—those were the really exciting pictures that told a story; those were the images that the magazines were craving."

Now, 40 years later, Brad Elterman is still an incredibly popular photographer whose style has not changed much. "It hasn't changed at all. Most of the editors today tell me not to change anything and shoot it just like I was back there in 1977 with Joan Jett."

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#1 David Bowie, 1975

David Bowie, 1975

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Chicago Kitty 9 months ago

The guy in the background looks like Peter Brady = )

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#2 Freddy Mercury

Freddy Mercury

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Heather Johnson 9 months ago

LOVE!!!

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#3 Chuck Berry And Michael Jackson, 1979

Chuck Berry And Michael Jackson, 1979

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robbie2499 9 months ago

Look how handsome MJ was! He's a great example of one "not comfortable in their own skin". Tragic.

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#4 Olivia Newton John And John Travolta, 1978

Olivia Newton John And John Travolta, 1978

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Sierra Batten 9 months ago

That dress <3!!

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#5 Alice Cooper & Vincent Price, 1978

Alice Cooper & Vincent Price, 1978

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Holly Hofmann 9 months ago

Would love to hear that conversation

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#6 Joan Jett, 1977

Joan Jett, 1977

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Alib 9 months ago

16 years old and as cool as it gets

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#7 Michael And Liza, 1980

Michael And Liza, 1980

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Desi Platias 9 months ago

most beautiful smile!

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#8 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, 1978

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, 1978

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Heather Johnson 9 months ago

Oh god at first i read it like her name was "Olivia Grease Party" haha

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#9 The Ramones, 1978

The Ramones, 1978

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Emmer 9 months ago

Lol. i see people dressing the same way nowadays

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#10 Joan Jett And Jackie Fox, 1977

Joan Jett And Jackie Fox, 1977

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John Doe 9 months ago

Real Rock n Roll chicks!

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