Project Description

Eric Meola made one of the most iconic photographs in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the cover photograph on Bruce Springsteen’s landmark 1975 album Born to Run.

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Eric Meola is a highly regarded American photographer who is probably best known for his vibrant color photographs.   Eric’s 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. In 2008 his photographs of India were published by Welcome Books in ‘India; In Word & Image’.

Without doubt the most popular photographs that we offer for sale at the gallery are from the Bruce Springsteen archives of Eric Meola.  We hosted the world premiere exhibition of photographs from Eric’s Born To Run sessions at the gallery in 2006, and subsequently Eric has released other images from his Springsteen archives, including a range of beautiful portraits from his sessions in 1977/78 for Darkness on the Edge of Town. In stark contrast to the bulk of his work, Eric’s session with Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons in 1975 to make the cover photograph for Born To Run (one of his few rock ‘n’ roll sessions) was shot entirely on black and white film. We hosted a second solo exhibition, ‘Darkness Visible’ ,for Eric at our London gallery in August 2010, featuring unreleased material from the Darkness on the Edge of Town period.

The reaction of collectors to the quality of Eric’s prints (which are made by Eric personally) ranges from ” WOW” to ” Holy S**t these are amazing!” and everything in between. Eric offers his work in a choice of physical size options, in very small and exclusive limited editions.