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Hi apologies if this has been already asked and answered does anybody know where the photo on the cover of the Born to Run book was taken? Thanks

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Good friend of the gallery Frank Stefanko was thrilled when Bruce Springsteen chose his 1978 photograph Corvette Winter to be the cover image on his autobiography, Born To Run. It is Frank’s best known photograph.

Frank Stefanko fondly recalls the shoot in Haddonfield, NJ during the winter of 1978:

“Bruce arrived in a slick ’60 Corvette. I think that car was his pride and joy. It was loaded, it was sleek, it ruled Route 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike. I imagined what it would be like to be Bruce, cruising in that ‘Vette up the Pike under that giant Exxon sign in the wee, wee hours, thinking up song ideas while listening to his favorite tunes in that bad-ass Corvette.”

If you would like one of Frank Stefanko’s signed Corvette Winter photographs on your wall at home or at work, get in touch.

http://www.snapgalleries.com/bruce-by-frank-stefanko/

It's my favourite Bruce photo. 

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Not sure which I love more; the car or Bruce. Hmm. 

My favourite photo too. 

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3 minutes ago, davemunday said:

Do we have any Haddonfield area members who could narrow it down?

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Stefanko famously shot the cover to Springsteen’s Darkness on Colonial Avenue in the borough, where Stefanko's home was at the time. The Born to Run memoir’s cover shot was taken just outside his former home there as part of that shoot, as Springsteen explains in Stefanko's 2003 book, Days of Hopes and Dreams

“One winter’s day I drove my ’60 Vette south to Haddonfield, N.J.,” Springsteen wrote in the book’s introduction. “We did the session at Frank’s house…The cover shot for Darkness was taken in Frank’s bedroom, and any exterior shots were taken either in Frank’s yard or on the streets of Haddonfield.”

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Do-like-Bruce-Springsteen-and-take-your-own-Born-to-Run-photo-in-Haddonfield.html

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Think it's a close tie for my favourite picture, too, along with this. Classic Bruce

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39 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

 

Thanks Paolo I messaged the book store and they came up trumps! Wouldn't have got there without your help!

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I love that car. 

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19 hours ago, davemunday said:

Hi apologies if this has been already asked and answered does anybody know where the photo on the cover of the Born to Run book was taken? Thanks

In front of a nice Corvette :P

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19 hours ago, BobbyJames said:

Think it's a close tie for my favourite picture, too, along with this. Classic Bruce

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The greatest album cover that never was.

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19 minutes ago, the calvary said:

The greatest album cover that never was.

But it was used for the cover of a (rather obscure) 12" vinyl single.

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2 hours ago, Lampi said:

But it was used for the cover of a (rather obscure) 12" vinyl single.

A pedant writes: Not quite correct. He is sitting on the crate on the 12" cover.

 

Love both images but prefer the seated one as it feels a little less posed.

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16 hours ago, the calvary said:

The greatest album cover that never was.

I've always dreamt that there was a secret shelved late 70s album that used this artwork

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