Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Elton John's said that
his biggest passion apart from music is photography. He said he is
an avid collector of art in any forms.
Elton also said thathis passion for photography grew since
"I'd just gotten sober back then and it was like I was seeing
with clear eyes. I was in a chateau in the south of France and
David Fahey, who owns a gallery in Los Angeles, showed me some
prints by Herb Ritts and Horst and Irving Penn and that was it." Elton said.
"Suddenly, I discovered something that I had been surrounded by
for years and never noticed as an art form despite having had my
portrait taken by the likes of Penn and Richard Avedon. I just flew
into it and began to amass prints at auction and in private sales."
"It became the greatest passion I have outside of music," he
However, John acknowledged the fact that he is not a good
photographer himself, but some of his friends can take great
pictures and are very talented.
"Nah, I can't take a photograph to save my life. The singer John
Grant is a great photographer, though he hasn't published any yet.
And Michael Stipe is fantastic. I'm not." The legendary singer