September 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the making of the Rolling Stones' album
“The Rolling Stones obviously have meant a lot to many generations,”
While the album cover was considered a knock-off of the Beatles image — even stirring rumors of competition between the bands — the exhibit illustrates the friendship between the band members and Cooper. Michael, who shot many prominent musicians including Eric Clapton and Allen Ginsberg, worked well with the Stones. It's because he was first and foremost their friend, explained Adam.
“Today, if you asked the Stones to build their own record cover, they’d say, get the hell out of here,” Cooper joked. “Keith is quoted saying nobody other than Michael could get us to do that, which is today inconceivable.”
Adam also highlighted the qualities of his dad’s style and composition, which influence his artistic endeavors today. Michael had a clear understanding of their dreams and the 60s, John Lennon is quoted saying, he is "without a doubt the best documentarian of this magnificent decade." The praise for Michael's artistic eye is shared by various bands and musicians that worked with him.
"The idea that a photographer could work with both bands at very seminal points in their career—and a very powerful creative point in both their careers — says something about Michael’s work,"
The images will be on display until September 20th.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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