Eric Meola – Born to Run



Edition Size: 25 in each size. Edition number provided on request
Medium: Photography
Materials: Paper
Size (in): Image size 12×18 (paper size 18×24) or Image size 20×30 (paper size 24×36)



Born to Run by Eric Meola

About this piece: The stone cold classic Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run front cover. Limited edition print available in two size options: 12 x 18 inch image size on 18 x 24 inch paper and  a 20 x 30 inch image size on 24 x 36 inch paper, both sizes signed, dated and numbered on the front by Eric Meola. Edition of 25 in each size. Framed in black.

Eric Meola is a highly regarded American photographer who is probably best known for his vibrant color images. His photographs are in many private and public collections including the International Center of Photography, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and the George Eastman House.

Eric describes the shoot:

“Around 10 or 11am on June 20th, 1975, Bruce and Clarence walked into my studio on the fourth floor at 134 Fifth Avenue, carrying their instruments and a few changes of clothing. I had the Rolling Stones album December’s Children playing.

The strobe lights were set up. It was just us – no stylist, no ‘hair and makeup’, no assistant.

Bruce had prepared for the shoot, and brought along his ripped T-shirt and various props and talismans—an Elvis button, a pair of sneakers, his then-signature newsboy cap, and a radio.  The black leather jacket he is wearing in the photograph was given to him by Mike Appel.  I had also prepared, going so far as to scout an outdoor setting—a fire escape on the corner of Sixth Avenue near my studio—as I wanted to give John Berg as many alternates as possible.

There was a six to seven inch difference in their height, and Clarence wore a tall black fedora during much of the shoot. I kept several wooden boxes around the studio to adjust for height discrepancies, though for much of the shooting I did not use them. As Clarence riffed on several sequences of notes, I began shooting.

We made quick changes of clothing and in the space of an hour and a half I shot almost 600 images. Then, we went outside, and I shot another few rolls underneath the fire escape. As we walked back to the studio, I glanced at my watch. It had been just two hours.”

Editions: 25 in each size. Edition number provided on request

Materials: Paper

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