When Stevie Nicks first rediscovered the demo tapes she had made in the Seventies and decided to record fresh versions for her new solo album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault, she also happened on a box of Polaroids she'd taken while touring with Fleetwood Mac between 1975 and 1987. A sort of precursor to the selfies of today, though more in the vein of Cindy Sherman, Nicks had dressed herself, set up the scenery and positioned the camera so she could capture herself for her own amusement.
"People would ask to model for me, and I'd say, 'Be at my hotel room at 2:30 a.m., dressed in lipstick and gowns and hats and rhinestones and diamonds,' " Nicks recently told Rolling Stone of the photos. "And they'd say, 'Uh, no, I'm good.' So I was the model, photographer and furniture mover."
A gallery exhibition of the photos, "24 Karat Gold," will run at New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery through Halloween. Preview six of images here: