Raj Prem Contributes Photos To Book Documenting Rolling Stones’ Career

It is no surprise to anyone that as the band and the publishers of this signature volume were assembling what must be the ultimate in Rolling Stones shots, they quickly thought of Raj Prem. Including over 500 pages of stills from many of the time’s most renowned shooters, The Rolling Stones will include of a limited collector’s edition run of a mere 1,500 units – each numbered and signed by the band themselves. To go further, six art editions will highlight runs of merely 75 each and include a photographic print. The large number of photos from Raj Prem’s assemblage, shot by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, included in this book, seeking to tell the tale of the Stone’s legendary history, is an incredible honor to the collector and fits perfectly with his ethos, as he has been quoted as noting: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”
 
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Raj Prem To Provide Top Photos For Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s collection is of much renown in rock photography. Featuring iconic shots of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his locating the rarest and most captivating photos in the world. In order to make sure the best photos are accessible to the public, he also works with photographers – representing them, handling their collections and organizing showcases. A true legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s kick-off rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are in fact fine art. He has worked with many photography greats, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, along with Pattie Boyd. The legendary music reporter holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, even now. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial showcase and those within “The Decca Years”, an event which depicted the Rolling Stones path from chart toppers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned crowds and were procured largely because of Prem’s insistence. A read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life will highlight many photos credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Raj Prem Proud To Have Collection Highlighted In Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s photo collection is legendary in rock photography arenas. Featuring iconic snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his locating the rarest and most captivating photos in the world. In order to make sure they are accessible to fans, he also works with photographers – representing them, managing their collections and hosting showcases. A true photography legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s foremost rock photography showcase in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are true art. He has worked with many photography greats, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, in addition to Pattie Boyd. The legendary music journalist holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, however. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial exhibition and those within “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart rankers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned audiences and were procured largely because of Prem’s dedication. Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life in fact credits many photos to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Limited Run Of Rolling Stones Photobooks To Include Many From Raj Prem

Musical opinions are frequently some of the most subjective, with blanket statements about songs and bands often being difficult to convincingly uphold. There are a handful, though, that are simply impossible to disagree with. One of which is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Musically, a firm case can be made as the band has created some of the most memorable and definitive songs the world has seen. However, it may be the visual imagery of the band that really sets them apart from any other. The Rolling Stones upped the standard for how a rock band should look and act. Now, German publisher TASCHEN and editor Reuel Golden have aligned with the band itself to offer an unprecedented look into their fifty-year span in a collectible book titled appropriately, “The Rolling Stones”. And along with pictures and illustrations from the band’s personal collections, many previously unseen, acclaimed photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, is delivering a number of extraordinary prints for this must-have book.

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Raj Prem To Contribute Rare Photos To Rolling Stones’ Photobook

Music opinions are without a doubt some of the most subjective that exist, so blanket statements about songs and artists are often difficult to back up convincingly. However, there are a few that are simply impossible to argue. One of those few universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. From a musical standpoint alone, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most memorable and iconic songs the genre has seen. However, it may be the visual aspect of the band that truly sets them apart from any other. The Rolling Stones set the standard for how a rock band should look and behave. Now, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself is offering an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. And along with photos and illustrations from the band’s personal archives, many previously unseen, legendary photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a number of extraordinary prints for this definitive book.

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Raj Prem’s Photo Collection Showcased In Book Highlighting Rolling Stones’ Career

It is of little surprise that when the band and the publishers of this legendary volume were collecting what needed to be the top of the line Rolling Stones prints, they immediately contacted Raj Prem. Containing more than 500 pages of snaps from some of the genre’s most iconic shooters, The Rolling Stones is made of a small collector’s edition run of 1,500 units – each one numbered and signed by the band members. In addition, six art editions will feature editions of only 75 copies and come with a photographic print. The fact that all of these photos from Prem’s collection, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, have been included in this collection, which seeks to tell the tale of the Stone’s storied history, is something that really means the world to the collector and falls in line with his philosophy. Raj Prem has been quoted as saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”

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Raj Prem Increasing Public Visibility Of Legendary Rock Photos

The collection Prem has accumulated is a fabled one in rock photography circles. Featuring snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his life’s passion has resulted in the procurement of the rarest and most captivating images he could find. In order to provide access to the best images for fans, he also collaborates with those who took the photos – representing some, managing their archives and promoting exhibitions. A true entrepreneur of photo collecting, Prem is a long time collaborator with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe), and in 1997 launched the world’s first rock photograph show, highlighting his position that the best photos are indeed fine art. He has worked with numerous legendary photographers, with Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd among them. The recognized music journalist holds a special spot for the Rolling Stones, however. Photographs such as those from the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that very first exhibition along with those from “The Decca Years”, which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart toppers to leaders of the counter culture movement, continue to astound fans and were procured largely because of Prem’s insistence. Take a read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life, and one will notice that a large portion of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Raj Prem To Be Major Contributor To Rolling Stones Upcoming Photobook

The collection Prem has amassed is a mythical one in rock photography circles. Featuring snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his life’s work has resulted in the tracking down of the rarest and most captivating images he could find. In order to provide access to the best images for fans, he also collaborates with photographers – representing some, managing their archives and hosting exhibitions. A true entrepreneur of photo collecting, Prem is a long time collaborator with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe), and launched the world’s first rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that the best photos are indeed fine art. He has worked with many great photographers, with Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd among them. The renowned music journalist holds a special feeling for the Rolling Stones, however. Photographs such as those from the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that very first exhibition along with those from “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones growth from chart toppers to leaders of the counter culture movement, continue to wow fans and were procured largely because of Prem’s insistence. Take a read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life, and you will notice that a large number of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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