Brad Elterman: Teenage Paparazzo

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Elterman’s photos effortlessly convey the ambiance of a scene whose particular type of gritty glamour has become increasingly influential over the past thirty years. From the platinum tinted shag hairdos of teenage glam rockers to the bare breasted shenanigans of coked-up southern California party girls, this is a pre-AIDS and pre-rehab world, where the sun never sets and the party never ends. Elterman saw it all, and his images faithfully record that world as he knew and experienced it.

Brad Elterman’s career started with a borrowed camera at the age of 16. His first photo, of Bob Dylan performing onstage, was published in 1974.

(text taken from Brad’s bio found at:


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