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Raj Prem Helping Rolling Stones Complete Documentary Photobook

Musical tastes are certainly some of the most subjective opinions that exist, and blanket statements about tracks and artists are often difficult to back up. However, a few are simply inarguable. One of those special universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are among the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. On the musical side alone, a strong argument can be made that band has written some of the most memorable and iconic songs rock music has produced. Despite this, it may be the band’s reputation that truly sets them apart from any others. The Rolling Stones set the standard for ways that rock bands should present themselves. Now, from German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band members’ personal archives, comes an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book simply titled “The Rolling Stones”. Along with a number of previously unseen images, top photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has given several definitive prints for this one-of-a-kind book.

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Raj Prem’s Collection Highlighted In Original Roling Stones Photography Book

As the band and the publishers of this definitive volume were collecting what must be the ultimate in Rolling Stones shots, it is no surprise they quickly thought of Raj Prem. Including over 500 pages of photos from many of the era’s most renowned photographers, The Rolling Stones will include of a limited collector’s edition run of only 1,500 units – each numbered and signed by the band. Furthermore, six art editions will include runs of merely 75 in each and include one photographic print. The large number of photos from Raj Prem’s assemblage, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, included in this book, seeking to tell the tale of the Stone’s incredible history, is a true honor to the collector and fits perfectly with his motto, as he has been quoted saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem Delighted To Contribute Photos To Rolling Stones Photobook

It is no surprise, then, that as the band and the publishers of this definitive volume were collecting what must be the ultimate in Rolling Stones shots, they quickly thought of Prem. Including over 500 pages of images from many of the time’s most renowned photographers, The Rolling Stones will include of a limited collector’s edition run of only 1,500 units – each numbered and signed by the band. Furthermore, six art editions will feature runs of merely 75 each and include a photographic print. The large number of photos from Raj Prem’s collection, taken by Philip Townsend and Peter Webb, included in this book, seeking to tell the tale of the Stone’s storied history, is a true honor to the collector and fits perfectly with his ethos, as he has been quoted saying: “It’s the back stories I find really interesting.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem To Include Many Photos In Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s collection is of much renown in rock photography. Featuring iconic shots of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his locating the rarest and most captivating photos in the world. In order to make sure the best photos are accessible to the public, he also works with photographers – representing them, handling their collections and organizing showcases. A true legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s kick-off rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are in fact fine art. He has worked with many photography greats, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, along with Pattie Boyd. The legendary music reporter holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, even now. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial event and those within “The Decca Years”, an event which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart toppers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned crowds and were procured largely because of Prem’s insistence. A read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life will highlight many photos credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/raj-prem-philip-townsend-featured-164114861.html

Raj Prem Humbled At Honor Of His Collection Being Highlighted In Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s collection is a legendary one in rock photography arenas. Featuring iconic snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his identifying the rarest and most captivating photos he could locate. In order to make sure the best photos are accessible to fans, he also works with photographers – representing them, managing their collections and organizing showcases. A true legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s foremost rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are in fact fine art. He has worked with many photography icons, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, in addition to Pattie Boyd. The legendary music journalist holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, however. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial exhibition and those within “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart rankers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned audiences and were procured largely because of Prem’s dedication. A read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life will prove that many of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26

Raj Prem Working With Rolling Stones On Documentary Photobook

Opinions on music are certainly some of the most subjective that exist, and blanket statements about tracks and artists are often difficult to back up convincingly. However, a few are simply inarguable.

One of those particular universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.

From the musical side alone, a strong argument can be made that band has written some of the most memorable and iconic songs the genre has produced. Despite this, it may be the image of the band that truly sets them apart from any others. The Rolling Stones set the standard for ways that rock bands should present themselves. Now, from German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band members’ personal archives, comes an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book simply titled “The Rolling Stones”. Along with a number of previously unseen images, legendary photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has given several revolutionary prints for this definitive book.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem-and-philip-townsend-featured-in-new-taschen-rolling-stones-book-2015-03-26