Eric Meola’s signed, numbered, limited edition photographs of Bruce Springsteen will need no introduction to clients of the gallery.

Eric’s most recognised and best loved images are undoubtedly from his 20 June 1975 shoot at his NYC studio – which yielded the cover photograph for Bruce Springsteen’s third album, Born To Run – but he also photographed Bruce before and after this historic session.

We have been working with Eric for ten years now, and in that time have shipped his photographs to collectors in all corners of the globe. It’s an exciting club to be in, as Eric’s photographs are exquisite, and many collectors own a number of his pieces.

1. A new way to view – Bruce has been spruced. 

I wanted to let you know that we have created a beautiful new section of the website for Eric, where you can view his entire collection, including some new pieces, while reading Eric’s memories of photographing Bruce Springsteen. You can also find out how Eric came to meet and photograph Bruce in the first place.

2. New pieces in standard sizes

Typically, Eric offers his work in a choice of two physical size options with a maximum of just 30 examples worldwide, across the different sizes. Eric sets his prices in US dollars, and the typical entry point for one of his signed and numbered limited editions is USD 3,000.

To mark our ten year relationship, Eric has selected a number of photographs from his archives to offer on the collectors market for the first time, and each of these photographs has a maximum worldwide edition of 30 examples over the available physical sizes.

The new pieces feature Bruce in a variety of settings – on his motorcycle; behind the wheel of a Ford Galaxie 500; at Telegraph Hill Road in Holmdel; and in Eric’s studio.

“Racin’ In The Street”
“Drive All Night”
“Portrait, Telegraph Hill”
“The Ties That Bind”
“NYC Studio 1978”
“Because The Night”
“Bedroom, Telegraph Hill”

3. Two smaller format pieces at a low launch price.

We also wanted to do something for those new to collecting limited edition photographs, and for those who are looking for something in a smaller than usual size to fit a smaller wall space. With this in mind, Eric has selected two images of Bruce taken in 1975 to offer in smaller formats/larger editions, at a substantially reduced introductory launch price of USD 750.

One features Bruce checking out the guitars in a shop window in NYC, and the other is a beautiful close up portrait – of a grinning Bruce – taken in July 1975 outside The Record Plant in New York. Eric recalls the background to this little known photograph:

“During the last month of recording the album Born to Run, Bruce would spend nearly every waking hour at the Record Plant on West 44th Street in New York. The last week of finalizing the album was particularly intense, and given the mood I knew not to interfere.

This image was made a few days before Bruce finished the album. I showed up and waited in the lobby of the building, and finally left to go home. Bruce suddenly appeared and we talked briefly – he was amused by the custom made T-shirt I was wearing which had the words ”BORN FOR FUN” emblazoned on the front in red, white and blue.

In the hot July sunlight, I got a few portraits of him grinning before he went back in to work some more on the song “Jungleland”. In a few days the album would be finished.”

“Guitars in Window, NYC” 
“Finishing Born to Run (The Record Plant)”. 

I hope you enjoy the refresh of Eric’s Bruce page, and the new pieces – and that you decide to add one of Eric’s signed limited editions to your collection.

Here’s that link again to the new section of the website devoted to Eric’s work