Frank Stefanko is celebrating the release of his book “Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road” with an exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in West Hollywood and New York. The West Hollywood exhibition at Sunset Marquis Hotel will be open Nov. 2-12 while the New York one will showcase from Nov. 10 to Dec. 3. Both exhibitions will feature 35 images from the book, many of which have never been seen before.
The book, published by Guido Harari of Wall of Sounds Editions in Alba, Italy, will be printed in limited release and include four decades worth of intimate photographs of Springsteen taken by Stefanko. Stefanko has been a constant presence throughout Springsteen’s career and shot the covers for “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” as well as the cover shot for “Born to Run,” Springsteen’s best-selling autobiography, and the album that accompanied the book, “Chapter and Verse.”
The exhibitions will feature select images from the 400-page, 10-pound book that paint a striking portrait of the all-American rock hero. Photographs will range from his electric live performances to quiet moments behind the scenes with the rock star. It also includes laid-back shots of Springsteen and the E Street Band casually talking and laughing around a pinball machine, along with images the legend, in younger and later years, engaging with the camera.
In his autobiography, Springsteen wrote, “Frank’s photographs were stark. His talent was he managed to strip away your celebrity, your artifice, and get to the raw you. His photos had a purity and a street poetry to them. They were lovely and true, but they weren’t slick. […] His pictures captured the people I was writing about in my songs and showed me the part of me that was still one of them.”
Bruce Springsteen – Further Up The Road: A Forty Year Photographic Retrospect by Frank Stefanko at the Morrison Hotel galleries will give fans the opportunity to purchase signed and numbered copies of the book and signed and numbered prints in various sizes. These items can also be purchased at the Morrison Hotel Gallery website.
Only 1,978 copies of the book are available and will be distributed through limited sellers. The book comes in two editions. The deluxe edition, selling for $630, comes in a clamshell box and includes a beautiful signed and numbered photograph with translucent and fold-out pages. The collectors edition will sell for $380 and come in a slipcover.
For more information on the books and exhibitions, head to MorrisonHotelGallery.com.