Sunday, August 11, 2013

Interesting Fish-eye Shots of The Stones in The 1960's

A fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image. Portraits shot with a fish-eye lens are a little strange and funny. Mass-produced fisheye lenses for photography first appeared in the early 1960s and the Stones have already shot with them since then. Here are some of interesting shots that you've probably never seen before:

Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) UK version's cover, 1966. The photo was shot by a fish-eyed view of the band in the latest Carnaby Street fashions, including Brian Jones' vertical striped suit and Keith Richards' military-style jacket.

A famous fish-eye shot of the Rolling Stones by David Bailey in 1968

Keith Richards' self-portrait with a fish-eye lens of photographer Bent Rej in Hyde Park, 1965.

"With Keith’s interest in photography, he liked the play around with my fish-eye lens. This self portrait was done in Hyde Park with my photograph shows how he did it" - Bent Rej.

A fish-eye portrait of Mick Jagger by Bent Rej, 1965.

Another interesting fish-eye shot, circa 1960s.

Brian Jones in a car, 1967. Photo by Michael Cooper.

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