Barbara Pyle’s intimate behind-the-scenes photographs from 1975 during the recording, rehearsing and touring of Born to Run have been eagerly awaited for forty years and are finally being published for the first time.
Barbara captured Springsteen and the Band as they were catapulted to stardom. She is also one of the only photographers who has ever been given access inside the recording studio while Springsteen is working.
“I first saw Bruce and the E Street Band by accident … I was blown away by their music. For the next year, I drove to as many of their gigs as I could reach. They jokingly started calling me their ‘official unofficial photographer.’ I was just expected to be there, and I almost always was – on my self-imposed mission to document this little known New Jersey band. … I had the remarkable good fortune to spend most of the last Born to Run months in the studio with Bruce and the band. I became sort of a living ‘good luck’ charm and was asked to be there many nights. I knew I was witnessing history in the making.”
This tome also marks the fortieth anniversary of Born to Run.
“I knew I was witnessing history in the making.” Barbara Pyle
Barbara Pyle is an executive producer, filmmaker, photographer, media innovator and environmental activist. She is a United Nations Sasakawa laureate, awarded for her lifelong dedication to environmental concerns. She created and led the environmental ethos of Turner Broadcasting for 20 years and created the globally known Captain Planet cartoon series. Pyle has produced 65 documentary films and is the recipient of hundreds of industry and personal awards. She is also an acclaimed photographer.
Barbara Pyle : Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 1975
Published by Reel Art Press
228pp; Hardback; 150+ colour & b/w photographs 304 x 245 mm / 12 x 10 in.
£40 / $60