PAN reader, celebrity photographer Brad Elterman, has yet another photo show exposing the depth of his photo archive and continued busy photo career…
Kana Manglapus Projects is pleased to present Factory 77, a rare collection of raw, uncensored photographs by Los Angeles artist & prolific blogger, Brad Elterman. Factory 77 makes its Los Angeles debut showcasing several never before printed images, including a photograph of Cherie Currie of The Runaways and a candid shot of Olivia Newton John and John Travolta together after the Grease premiere.
“My timing was perfect. The apex was between 1975-1980 and there I was, a teenager, hanging out with my pal’s The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Debbie Harry and Joan Jett on the Sunset Strip. Luckily, I had a camera hanging around my neck” says Elterman.
“Growing up in San Fernando Valley, I would borrow my parents car every day and drive over Coldwater Canyon to discover the magic of the Sunset Strip and 70’s pop culture” says Elterman. While he had relationships with many bands, in the case of some musicians like David Bowie, who was very closely guarded by his publicists, the teenaged Elterman camped out in front of Cherokee Recording Studios in Hollywood at 6am back in 1975 to get the shot. “It’s that raw and unposed photo of Bowie that is coveted by collectors and curators today, not a photo of him performing onstage” says Elterman.
FACTORY 77 – JUNE 28th – SEPTEMBER 10th – Kana Manglapus gallery 1346 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Vencie Kana Manglapus Projects