Life’s work of rock photographer on display

July 16, 2013

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Photographer Paul Natkin chats with WBEZ’s Richard Steele at a retrospective of Natkin’s work, which is running now at the Elmhurst Historical Museum.

Throughout his career, Chicago photographer Paul Natkin shot pictures of some of the biggest names in music.

His work has been featured in magazines from Rolling Stone to Newsweek.

Now, the Elmhurst Historical Museum is showing a retrospective of his work through Aug. 25. It’s called “Shutter to Think: the Rock and Roll Lens of Paul Natkin.” Natkin himself talks at the museum July 18.

WBEZ’s Richard Steele went to the exhibit to talk to Natkin and find out what it’s like to shoot Prince and the Rolling Stones.

Listen to Natkin's stories about meeting “the purple one” and touring with Keith Richards.

This interview was produced by WBEZ’s Katie Kather and Yolanda Perdomo.