Why it's important to remember a generation of intensely creative
photographers from the 70s and 80s.
In 1981, at the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery in Los Angeles, a young curator named David Fahey put together an exhibition of three young photographers who were reshaping Hollywood glamour: Herb Ritts, Greg Gorman, and Matthew Rolston. Of the three, Rolston, who got his start shooting for Interview, was both the most successful and the least visible. "I prefer to stay anonymous," he says. "My job is to capture the myth of my subject-their myth, not mine." Rolston went on to direct music videos, and he remains at the top of the photo world, shooting covers for editors like Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, with whom Rolston has had a 20-year relationship.