100 ICONIC Photographs – A Retrospective
100 ICONIC Photographs – A Retrospective by Ron Galella brings into view an intimate glimpse into the off-limits and sometimes off-guard world of celebrity. Captivating images include Brigitte Bardot tipping her toes in the crystal-clear water of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Liza Minelli partying the night away at Studio 54, Andy Warhol casually touring the Bronx Zoo, Kate Moss jet-setting her way in and out of who-knows-where and the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Ari Onassis strolling down 3rd Avenue after brunching at P.J. Clarke’s.
Before the instant gratification of social media granted us the ability to satisfy our appetite for an insider’s look at the reality of celebrities’ lives, there was the ever-present Ron Galella. Endowed with his unique artistic vision for what photography should be – a.k.a. – “the paparazzi approach” – Galella captured through his lens the most authentic photographs of pop culture’s biggest stars of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. From film and television, to music, models, athletes and socialites: if you’d been shot by Ron during those eras, indeed you had arrived.
Now for the first time, you get to see the culmination of all of it – the gems – personally curated by the author himself. This thoroughly presented 160-page hardcover volume, includes a foreword by Bob Ahern, Director of Getty Images Worldwide Archive Photography and a passage by May Pang recollecting the night Ron’s cover photo was taken of May, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. Also included are photographer Geoffrey Croft’s stunning color photographs detailing several historical artifacts Ron has saved and treasured over the years. The book is being printed exclusively in Italy. It’s a sure bet that 100 Iconic Photographs will be a cornerstone of the Ron Galella bibliography and an impressive addition to every pop culture enthusiast and photography lover’s bookshelf.
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