Stories Behind the Photographs: Bruce Springsteen

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It’s no big secret that I’m a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I’ve been a fan since college, when a friend of mine made me sit down and listen to Born To Run start to finish. The next day I went out and bought it, along with The River, Nebraska and Darkness on the Edge of Town. Twenty-five years later, I still think Born To Run is one of the greatest rock records ever recorded and Bruce is one of the most incredible storytellers in the business. He’s an amazing lyricist and his live shows are legendary, more than just concerts. Even now, on the current Wrecking Ball tour, critics are saying that the 62 year old troubadour has never sounded better. Roger Friedman of Forbes recently wrote, “He gave a master class on how to be a rock star.” He added “New rockers should be made to follow a Springsteen tour.” The New Yorker recently ran a story featuring photographs of The Boss, along with the stories behind them as told by the photographers who took them. It’s an intimate look at not only Bruce, but a career that has spanned four decades and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Be sure to click through to the full article.

 

Julian Broad - Bruce Springsteen

“Every now and then you meet someone that restores and confirms one’s faith in human nature. It just so happens that the someone was Bruce frickin’ Springsteen,” Julian Broad told The New Yorker’s David Remnick. “My assistant and I were left dumfounded by his kindness to a couple of fleas flown in from London to photograph him—just a lovely bloke and funny.”

 

Lynn Goldsmith - Bruce Springsteen

From Lynn Goldsmith: “The energy that filled Bruce and the E Street Band during the show came not only from a love of playing together but from the audience who believed they were part of a community which shared beliefs about the possibilities of living their dreams.”

 

Peter Cunningham - Herb Ritts - Bruce Springsteen

[via The New Yorker, featured image by Eric Meola]

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