Performance: Anita, Michele & Mick


© Alec Byrne

July, 1968

After weeks of lobbying, Alec Byrne was granted permission to photograph on the set of Nicolas Roeg’s Performance – Mick Jagger’s first feature film. Alec remembers: “The crew was in the middle of adjusting lights or whatever when I walked in, all far too busy to pay attention to me. Whatever notice they or Mick and the girls did make of me must have been defused by their faith in the security downstairs: surely if I was there I was supposed to be there. I identified a spot on the other side of the room from which I could get the photos I wanted while remaining out of the way and, with as much clarity of purpose as I could muster, started a beeline—just as a couple of grips decided to do the same with a bulky, heavy-looking light stand. Lacking any room to maneuver and not wanting to retreat, I moved into the only space available: a seat on the bed with Michele, Anita, and Mick.” – from London Rock: The Unseen Archive

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