Frank Stefanko on Shooting the Boss

John Barna of The Gloucester County Times has written a story on the work of photographer Frank Stefanko. In particular, he focuses on Stefanko’s portraits of Bruce Springsteen taken over decades.

As a college student, Stefanko attended Glassboro State College in New Jersey. He was friendly with vocalist Patti Smith. A connection with Springsteen was made, Barna writes, and Stefanko went on to photograph for the Darkness on the Edge of Town album, and would continue to photograph Springsteen for the next 40 years.

Stefanko used a Mamiya RB67 and shot Springsteen in his natural environs. If you’re into rock and roll trivia and the story of how an unknown took some of the most memorable photos people around the world recognize, don’t miss the full article.

One comment

  1. carol

    Not too well written: Patti Smith was not a vocalist when Stefanko met her at college nor was she famous then … and today she has become a complete American Artist: painting, writing, performing, speaking, photographing. Hardly a mere “vocalist”. (Perhaps more correctly, the “godmother of Punk.”) The writer also makes it sound as if Stefanko is STILL shooting for “Darkness”. It says, “Stefanko went on to photograph for the Darkness on the Edge of Town album, and would continue to for the next 40 years.”

    Get someone to proofread! and check facts. Barna did.

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