"I try everything to get a good shot," photographer Deborah Feingold says. "But for me, being polite, good manners and having a great sense of humor do the trick."
For nearly 40 years, Feingold has been shooting portraits of rock royalty for several publications, including Rolling Stone. Her new book, Music – which will hit bookstores on September 30th – collects photos she has taken since the mid-Seventies of musicians like Mick Jagger, Madonna and B.B. King. Over the years, she's been in the position to capture a host of now-famous names in the early days of their careers. (She's also photographed President Obama, Johnny Depp and Bill Gates in the years since.)
Rolling Stone recently caught up with the photographer to get the stories behind shoots she carried out in the early Eighties with Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Bono, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel and David Byrne, as well as one with Pat Benatar from the early Nineties.