When Celebrity Photography Was Cool

Growing up, Brad Elterman’s father wanted him to follow in the footsteps and become a dentist. But like many kids growing up in Los Angeles in the late...

Growing up, Brad Elterman’s father wanted him to follow in the footsteps and become a dentist. But like many kids growing up in Los Angeles in the late 1960s and ’70s, Elterman was far more interested in the booming music industry. It was a time when there weren’t as many agents and publicists surrounding rock stars and Elterman—who was clearly precocious—managed to locate, and meet some of the people he admired.

Brad Elterman: Then and Now – A Photography Blog.

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I became fascinated with Brad Elterman’s classic rock imagery (and amazing caption-writing) from the ’70s and ’80s at the inception of this blog, and was recently in touch with him about  his current activities. He continues to shape the paparazzi industry from the inside– he’s now a co-founder of Buzz Foto.

A little Q&A follows.

Check it out here.