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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

Norman Seeff’s shoot with husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner was among the most memorable of his career. As his first filmed session, the footage was riveting. “They performed an amazing version of ‘Nutbush City Limits’ right there in my studio. There was incredible energy and vitality between them.” He recalls that the couple’s contrasting personalities made their interactions all the more compelling. “Tina was a whirlwind of freedom and spontaneity,” he says. “She was teasing Ike, trying to get him to loosen up, but there was an edge about it. It was as if she was challenging him just a bit. It felt almost dangerous but at the same time ecstatically creative.” Ike on the other hand was reserved and controlled. “He was very charismatic. He had a regal, majestic quality about him, and a tremendous sense of who he was.”

Polaroids by Andy WarholBianca Jagger (1971) …

Polaroids by Andy Warhol

Bianca Jagger (1971)

Valentino Garavani (1973)

Tina Turner (1974)

Pele (1977)

Liza

Minnelli (1978)

Diana Ross (198)

Jean-Michel Basquat, 1983

Grace Jones (1984)

Joan Collins (1985)

Keith Haring (1986)

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, …

David Bowie photographed by Steve Schapiro, 1974.

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed …

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed by Elliott Erwitt on the set of “The Misfits” in Reno, Nevada, 1960.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Muhammad Ali getting a haircut at a barber …

Muhammad Ali getting a haircut at a barber shop in Chicago, 1966.

(Photos by Thomas Hoepker)

Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Mala…

Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga at the Factory in NYC, 1965.

Janet Jackson on Solid Gold (1983)  

Janet Jackson on Solid Gold (1983)  

Michael Jackson on the Cher variety show on Ma…

Michael Jackson on the Cher variety show on March 16, 1975

Janis Joplin photographed by Henry Diltz at Wo…

Janis Joplin photographed by Henry Diltz at Woodstock, August 1969.