“The photobook” is a photographic exhibition dedicated to the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. For the first time in Italy, the retrospective dedicated to the image of the man who was not only one of the defining figures of rock, but who has become an icon of style and costume.
Frankie Morello was a partner of the exhibition and was responsible for a publishing project with Rolling Stone Italia.
A changing face, a chameleon-like personality, a cheeky gaze, a dynamic body and sensual lips: this the rock icon who has been a protagonist of the past 40 years of music more than any other, firing the imagination of generations of young fans.
“Mick Jagger – The Photobook” presented a series of 70 portraits taken by leading photographers who have been meeting him since the start of his career, photographing and documenting his unusual face and ability to be an always-new character, always going against the stream.
“Mick Jagger is universal. His unusual face has made him an archetype of the rock star”. So says François Hébel, director of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, describing the essence of this exhibition. “This collection of images is first and foremost a photographic project. It is not just the career of Mick Jagger to be displayed but the history of 50 years of photographic portraiture, in which the physical nature and fame of a face are a challenge encouraging the photographs to show him by going beyond simple documentation. Through the shots of the most important photographers, one can see the birth of that bond, now unbreakable, that combines sitter and image”.
From the first shots of the 1960s by Goodwin, Mankowitz and Périer, and through the experiments of Cecil Beaton down to the recent portraits by Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Anton Corbijn, Mark Seliger and Bryan Adams, one can follow the metamorphosis of one who has contributed to create the aesthetic of rock and more.