John Mellencamp, Los Angeles 1979 “John with Cigarette”

John Mellencamp, Los Angeles 1979 “John with Cigarette”

John was relatively unknown when he came in for this session. He was young, almost baby faced but I was blown away by his vitality and authenticity. There was nothing preconceptual about the shoot – he was just doing a live performance while we were shooting, totally in the moment in a way that perhaps went beyond what he would do onstage. I wasn’t surprised when his career took off. I’ve been lucky to photograph artists before their careers took flight. When that happens, it’s always a thrill.

Each image is produced in an edition of 50 prints. Within the edition of 50, prints can be ordered in a number of different sizes as set out below (print dimensions vary slightly for vertical prints). Each print is hand signed and numbered by Seeff.
Prices increase as the edition sells out.


Category Photo Prints
Artwork year 1979
Size 38.1 x 55.9cm
Frame Size Framed: 55.9 x 71.1cm
Medium Archival prigment prints produced from the original drum-scanned negatives on an acis-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper
Edition Multiple editions
Impression 50
Signature Signed by Norman Seeff
Keywords Norman Seeff,John Mellencamp

Price CHF 3'000.00

Additional Sizes & Prices
96.5 cm x 127 cm Print Size (Image Size 71.1 cm x 106.7 cm) CHF 6’500.–
111.7 cm x 160 cm Print Size (Image Size 101.6 cm x 152.4 cm) CHF 7’500.–

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