Neal Preston, one of the world’s greatest rock photographers, is finally releasing his archive

“I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they’ve just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns ‘n’ Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted.” -Neal Preston

So often you come across iconic photos of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest, once-in-a-lifetime shots that simply make your jaw drop. For some photographers, a snap like this comes once in their career. But for someone like Neal Preston, it was just another Tuesday.

One of the most legendary rock photographers to ever get behind the lens, Preston will finally be digging into his substantial vault in a new memoir titled Exhilarated and Exhausted, released yesterday.

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All photos by Neal Preston

Often cited as the greatest rock photographer of all time, Neal Preston has spent his entire life behind the lens with the biggest names in music history.

During his career Preston shot the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and many more. He was also the singular touring photographer Led Zeppelin ever hired.

For a who’s who of rock history from somebody that was right there, be sure to check out Exhilarated and Exhausted. Find the book’s trailer and a few more of Preston’s shots below.

Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted is out now.