The man behind the lens ……….
Brian Rasic and Stones drummer ” Charlie Watts “
The Official photographer for Keith signature day of his bio book “Life ” .
Brian hanging with Ronnie Wood at his personal exhibition.
Brian Rasic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, same year as rock and roll was born in Memphis, He is living in London now and work as a profesional photographer with mayor acts like The Roling Stones, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour etc, etc .–Still a humble man after this crazy rock n roll ride around the world, he share some thoughts with us ….
Dream Pic by Brian Rasic : Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Pete Townshend.
I asked him yesterday some questions , here is some stories that Brian shared very naturally.
Charlie and Ronnie making promotion for the double Some Girls , London 2011.
Q – When was the last time you took some pics of The Stones ?A – Last time I took pics of them and for them, only last week here in London, for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition opening and book launch. It was great. They were in great spirit and I took some posed pics of them before they did the photo call for all the photographers. That was great. Later on, I was photographing the private view, party, that was very private … for ‘family and friends’.
They were all very happy to be there, to see friends and it was wonderful to be part of their celebration. I wasn’t there at the Marquee gig on 12 July 1962 but here I was, 50 years later to celebrate with them and it makes me proud.
The Stones before going to the Marquee, London 12. 50 years anniversary day.
Q – Your 5 Stones fav song ?A – Very difficult to choose top five songs but let’s try Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction, Midnight Rambler, Sympathy For The Devil, Monkey Man … OMG, it’s all gone now not an easy task as I love so many really and there’s so many good ones, great ones.
Great pic of Keef, Italy 2006. First show after falling down the palm three.
Q – Your 5 Stones fav albums ?
A – Beggar’s Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Black and Blue … love so many … again, very difficult to choose but this is close.
Jagger / Richards performing Salt of the earth for the victims of Twin Towers 2001.
Q- I know you worked and work in the present with some of the biggest names in show bussines,can you tell me some names ?
A- Other stars that I worked with closely include David Bowie, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, … there so many really.
Q – Tell me what you feel about digital chameras and the old school photos using filmsA- .I like digital photography but I regret at the same time that there’s no film no more! Back in film days, you had to be skilled, you had to be a photographer. There was magic about it. Taking pics and then after developing the film seeing the result. Not everybody was a photographer like today. We were kind of special if you know what I mean. Today things are different and it’s all about speed and having it now and there. And with technology it’s easier. I believe that main problem is in the amount of photographers and pictures on offer. It’s all diluted now … not special any more in some respect.
Chalie looking the new book of the Rolling Stones 50 years.
Brian´s pic on the Rolling Stones official facebook and Rolling Stones books.
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