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Elton John's Biggest Passion Is Photography Other Than Music

Elton John said, he is an avid collector of art and very passionate about photography.

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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 that his passion for photography grew since 1991.

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"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." Elton added.

"It became the greatest passion I have outside of music," he stated further.

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 stated.

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