Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

See Madonna Before She Was Madonna & Other Rock Icons, Pre-Fame

  1. Begin
    madonna_1982-opener
    Photo: Deborah Feingold.

    172

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    Everyone has to start somewhere, even icons. Photographer Deborah Feingold was there when some of the biggest names in music started from the bottom. And, now she's here with a new book of her work. Feingold has been photographing rock gods for three decades now, but Music is the first photo anthology of her work.

    Take Madonna, for example, who Feingold photographed ahead of her debut album in 1982. "This shoot only took 20 minutes. We were each on the cusp of our careers, and I had actually called a bunch of magazines asking if I could shoot her for them," Feingold tells Paper. "Finally, Star Hits said, 'Yeah sure.' I don't think they even used the photo as a cover. We shot it in my apartment in the Village, which turned into a studio. She was made up already and had so much charisma."

    Ahead, Feingold shares some of her portraits of stars like LL Cool J, Mick Jagger, and Prince.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Weddings

This Cross-Cultural Wedding Will Take Your Breath Away

This chic summer wedding proves that true love really knows no bounds. Laraba is from Nigeria, Frederik is from Sweden, and they first met through mutual friends while they were both living in Hungary after their second year in medical school. They dated for seven years before Frederik popped the question. A year later, read

Movies & TV

The Non Sports Fan GIF Guide To Watching The Super Bowl

At 6:30 p.m. EST, a countless number of people will be gathering in bars and around television sets to eat, drink, and cheer as they watch Super Bowl XLIX. Some people have been following these teams since the season started, and some still can't name the two teams that made it to the championships. Some are planning read