April 29, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Photographer Frank Stefanko To Hold Book Signing on May 10th in NYC

                                                             Frank Stefanko/courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery

The Morrison Hotel Gallery is pleased to welcome esteemed photographer Frank Stefanko for an exhibition and sale of a print package of his Bruce Plaid Shirt Portfolio, and an exclusive book signing themed around his book of iconic and intimate Bruce Springsteen photographs. The special even will take place on Saturday, May 10th from 3 to 5 PM at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft located at 116 Prince Street in Soho, New York.

Frank Stefanko is one of music and underground culture's premiere photographers. His lyrically intimate perspective reveals raw emotionality and bold truths. Some of his finest work has been documenting Bruce Springsteen during the career-defining period of his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town and its 1980 follow-up The River. Photos from that fateful New Jersey session have graced the cover of numerous Springsteen albums, including Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River and The Essential Bruce Springsteen.Bruce Springsteen says: "Frank always shot your internal life. He let your external imperfections show. His photos had a purity and poetry."

For Stefanko's gallery appearance, MHG will be offering an exclusive, limited edition portfolio of Stefanko's Bruce Plaid Shirt Portfolio. The photo package will include eight 8x10" signed photos and be limited to 25 setsof Stefanko's image-defining photography of Bruce Springsteen, featured on the albums, The River andDarkness on the Edge of Town. Stefanko says: "This collection features Bruce in his singular plaid shirt that was featured on the cover of The River. All of the photographs were shot in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with the exception of "Pinball Wizard," which was shot in East Camden, New Jersey. All were shot in 1978."

Frank Stefanko/courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery

Stefanko will be signing a limited number of copies of his Springsteen photo book Days of Hopes and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen (Insight Editions), which features stunning images that authentically chronicle this transformative time in Springsteen's career. He will also be debuting a new, limited edition print of his most popular Springsteen photo Corvette Winter. The photo will be 30" x 40" and will be limited to 4 of only 8 prints.

Stefanko's love affair with cameras and pictures dates back 50 years. In the mid-1960s, it was his friendship and photography of a young, emerging Patti Smith, which led Frank to an introduction and lasting friendship with Bruce Springsteen that has stretched over 30 years. In addition to his Springsteen books, Stefanko has published Patti Smith: American Artist (Insight Editions). Stefanko's portfolio includes vintage and contemporary photographs of Patti Smith, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Bette Midler, and Johnny Winters, among others.

For more info on how to purchase the Day of Hopes and Dreams, go here!

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