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

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

  1. Begin Slideshow
    madonna_1982-opener
    Photo: Deborah Feingold.

    172

    SHARES

    5 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

Wedding Dresses

15 Cool-Girl Wedding Looks For The Alternative Bride

If the idea of getting married in a classic ball gown has never appealed to you, we have good news: more and more designers are creating unfussy bridal attire that even hipster brides can fall in love with. At New York City's Bridal Fashion Week in October, we saw an abundance of looks that were more fashion-forward than read

It's Time To Dye Your Hair Green

For the past few years, quirky hair color has been all about peach, pinks, and silvers. This summer, we went a little bit deeper and darker with rich violets and purples. In fact, so many plum-colored hairdos passed through salons across the country that the tell-tale mark of a hairdresser became purple-stained fingertips. read