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Name:  Paul Natkin  

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Genre: C:ADULT Photographer



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Natkin lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Natkin learned photography in the trenches, working with his father, the team photographer of the Chicago Bulls in the late 1970s. He shot sports in the Chicago area for five years before he discovered music photography in 1976. He has toured the world with The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson and many others. He also served as the official photographer of the Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986-1992. He has photographed magazine covers for Newsweek, Ebony, Spin, and People. See his work online at

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