David Gahr (1922 – 2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot the cover art for Springsteen’s second album, ‘ The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle ‘. Gahr’s earliest photographs showcase a youthful Bruce Springsteen in New Jersey on the eve of his breakout career. Gahr photographed Springsteen countless times from 1973 to 1986.

Garh’s photographic output includes more than five decades covering musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, John Lennon and Pete Seeger among others.His work appeared prominently in worldwide publications and on album covers. He photographed for Time magazine from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s.

David’s body of work is considered one of the most beautiful and significant collections of art of all time. His work is in major museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. 

These Springsteen photographs are created from the master negatives purchased by fellow photographer and Springsteen fan, David Denenberg.

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