Jean Marie Perier, 'Bob Dylan on Tour (On stage, profile),
England,' 1966, C-print, 31 3/4 x 45 7/16'.
The photographic reportage of Jean-Marie Périer documents movie stars and rock stars, providing us with the ultimate “First Person Access.” Périer’s color portraits of the Beatles filed behind a red door of a London flat, a lonely Keith Richards strumming an acoustic guitar in an empty theatre with gaudy yellow cushions, and Bob Dylan meditating over his guitar while another photographer catches a shot of him are just some of the moments captured by Périer’s lens. The photographs create pause and nostalgia, making us fall in love with these rock and roll legends all over again. Also included are portraits of still very young actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sylvie Vartan laying on their stomachs, their blond hair the spray-painted grass beneath them highlights coifs and profiles. “First Person Access” is a celebration of celebrity and also a meditation on the impression that the subjects imbedded in our social consciousness beyond the world of music and cinema.
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