With a camera on every phone and in every pocket these days, it is difficult to remember a time when professional lens-men called the shots.
In the analogue age, getting the right picture at the right time was all that mattered, and no one was better at capturing the moment on the Australian social and arts scenes than Robert Rosen.
To celebrate the 30-year career of this remarkable image-maker, New Holland Publishers have just released a stylish collection of Rosen’s most iconic snaps all in the one book, aptly titled Glitterati.
From stars like Heath Ledger, Sir Paul and Linda McCartney, Barry Humphries, Boy George, Elle MacPherson, Carrie Fisher, Nicole Kidman, Yves St Laurent, Diana Ross, David Bowie, and Jack Nicholson — to Andy Warhol, Nick Cave, Tom Cruise, Sting, Grace Jones (who graces the cover), Kylie Minogue, Michael Hutchence, Cate Blanchett and Elton John — all the greats at their most candid and personal moments are captured here.
For those with stars in their eyes, this book is sure to have you covered. Chris Prindiville
‘Glitterati’ is available in hardback through New Holland Publishers, RRP $79.99.