848 The Rolling Stones by Michael Joseph

I could not help myself  …  after I researched my greatest influences in photography, I remembered the incomparable Michael Joseph. He is the advertising photographer who in the 1960s and 70s stunned us with his opulent and often outrageous tableaux vivants; and the one I still think of as one of the greatest photos ever, for the gatefold of the album:  Beggars Banquet  by the Rolling Stones (The London Magazine) ... I have an essay THE ROLLING STONES in my book en.light.en.ment   (proud)

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While you immerse yourself in the photo, listen to the song they composed and first recorded at the time of that photoshoot.