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© Richard E. Aaron, 1978

Queen -It is very sad when someone you have photographed many times dies. A bond
develops between subject and photographer that is built on trust. A
subject, especially a celebrity whose livelihood depends to some degree on
his or her appearance, must be comfortable enough to be spontaneous in
front of a photographer. Any person captured at the wrong moment can look
awful. That's why paparazzi are the bane of photographers who shoot on
assignment. Paparazzi are all about catching celebrity subjects at
their most awkward poses or in the most scandalous situations. And that
adversarial relationship begins to overlap onto all photographers.

Freddie Mercury was a performer who absolutely trusted his audience and his
photographers. He was an absolute diva about his appearance but not to
the point where it affected his performance. He was one of the greatest
showman that ever stepped on stage, and I must have shot the group Queen
six times. Each time, no matter how similar the music set, the show was
always different. Freddie was a colorful performer but I wanted to capture the
person himself so I used B & W and color -- my way of saying that the
person was greater than his show. With color you tend to lose sight of the
subject and see the environment; with B &W you focus on the tree rather
than the forest.Color won out this time.

Ektachrome 320 ASA 1/125sec. f/2.8 50mm lens Available light

Queen by Richard E. Aaron

Color: Color    Type: Archival Digital Print    Signed: Signed

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All photographs are taken from the original negative or color slide and are hand-signed and titled by the living photographer. Limited edition photographs are hand-signed and numbered by the photographer or stamped by the photographer's estate.

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If picked up in or shipped to New York, sales tax will be charged at 8.875%. If picked up in Los Angeles, CA, sales tax will be charged at 9.50%. If picked up in or shipped to California, sales tax will be charged at 9.50%. There is no sales tax otherwise.


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