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Here is a super rare set of outtake photos by photographer Roxy Rifken taken in 1984 when Eric was signed to Geffen Records. An alternate shot featuring Eric leaning on a chair wearing the leather jacket was sent out as a publicity photo and used for the cover of Eric's 1997 "Definitive Collection" on Arista Records. That soft, subdued shot is nothing compared to these super-sharp images that show a rougher, tougher Eric. It's always puzzling to see shots like these and wonder why they went with the one they went with. Oh well, everyone's an art director. But, I'm actually an art director, so there's that.

Anyway, enjoy these shots boys and girls. If no other reason than to face the harsh reality that you've never looked this good in a photo before.


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On 4/7/2022 at 4:07 PM, RCT said:

Kinder/gentler/less tuff acid wash variation for comparison's sake.



Same photo shoot as the one above (the hair style is exactly the same), but with a hint of a smile here and the upturned left collar is showing so it's from a subtlely different angle, or Eric turned a bit.....

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