INSPIRATION: The Rolling Stones in Exile

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In 1972, the Rolling Stones rent the villa Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France, escaping tax problems and recording “Exile on Main Street.”

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French photographer Dominique Tarlé camped out with the band, taking some of the most epic RS photos of all time.

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“For me the whole of the game was to remain invisible and to have the least possible impact on what was going on around me.”

-Dominique Tarlé

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I LOVE the contrast of glittering French glamour mixed with rock-and-roll grittiness and dirtiness and intense creative expression.

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The Rolling Stones in Exile in the South of France // all photos by Dominique Tarlé // via Snap Galleries

More information on the bomb RS French villa of debauchery here, and of course this documentary on The Rolling Stones in Exile is excellent.

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