On his first time shooting with Springsteen in 1992, David Rose was summoned to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where a video was being made for Southside Johnny. In this photo, Bruce stands onstage with longtime E Streeter (and Sopranos actor) Steven Van Zandt.
"It was between takes, and it really shows their bond," says Rose. "They really enjoy each other's company. And Jon Bon Jovi is leaning in to get in on the joke. That was the first time I shot Bruce. I was very excited to get that call: 'Get down to Asbury Park.' The Stone Pony is one of the classic rock venues. In his early days, Bruce played the bars of the Jersey shore, so I think it takes him back to his roots and that sense of the raw energy of playing a small club. It's very different playing in a stadium. As soon as word gets out that Bruce is there, it gets packed pretty fast."