Take a stroll down music memory lane, courtesy of Popdust’s iconic Beastie Boys photo gallery.

Any old school hip-hop fan worth their salt would die to have these pics in their collection—and now they can—thanks to RockPaperPhoto, the internet’s premiere source for pop culture fine art prints.

The Website’s awesome Beastie Boys collection comes courtesy of two superstar snappers who had a chance to get up close and personal with  Mike D, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch when the three musicians were just kicking off their careers.

Sunny Bak—who now splits her time between New York and California—was so close to the rappers that, back in 1986 they asked her to shoot the cover for their first album, Licensed to Ill.

It was a match made in music photography heaven and Bak went on to shoot the group’s gatefold image, watch them record tracks at Chung King Studio in Chinatown, and even go on tour with them.

She says,“They were a lot of fun and made for some interesting photography.”

So much fun and interesting photography in fact, that Sunny soon racked up an enviable collection of performance and candid shots of the trio, all of which are featured in her Beastie Bak exhibit that's currently showcasing in Miami, Florida.

The esteemed photographer spoke to SouthFlorida.com  about her time spent working with the rap pioneers.

“Rap was just starting, and I really just learned about it being in the studio while they were recording Licensed To Ill,” she said. “I would listen to them recording and keep waiting for the singing to start.”

But, Bak wasn’t the only snapper to capture the boys back in the day—famed photographer, Ricky Powell, also hung out with them in mid1980s– along with acts like Run DMC.

Now, thanks to RockPaperPhoto, fans who can’t make it to see Bak’s exhibition in person can snap up some of her photos through their website.

Warning though! You may also be tempted to buy super cool iconic pix of everyone from Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Blondie…and whoever else currently floats your musical boat.

August 16 marked the 37th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, and to celebrate the life of The King of Rock and Roll, Popdust has a gallery of intimate, never-before-published pics by renown photographer, Alfred Wertheimer.

In the historical collection of both color and black-and-white images, presented by fine art photography website, Rock Paper Photo, Presley can be seen in the dawn of his career in a variety of captivating, candid, shots.

Wertheimer took the long-forgotten photos from 1956 to 1958, and while some were featured in his 400-page collector’s book, Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, many of them have never been seen by the singer’s millions of fans.

Among the endearing images offering a glimpse of the real Elvis, out of the spotlight and before he was overcome by fame, is a shot revealing his reflection in a mirror while being interviewed before Steve Allen's variety show in 1956.

Another has the Heartbreak Hotel singer reading a fan letter to his drummer, DJ Fontana, while sitting on a train from Virginia to New York City.

He is later shown looking disturbed and distracted in New York City’s Penn Station studying a newspaper headline detailing the fate of an airline that went missing in July 1956 with 127 aboard.

All of the stunning prints can be purchased in an array of sizes and materials—including a Silver Gelatin limited edition, hand-signed by the photographer—at Rock Paper Photo, an online purveyor of fine art and photography.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three decades since Van Halen released their masterpiece album, 1984 and became pioneering MTV stars.

In celebration of the milestone, Rock Paper Photo has compiled an awesome collection of Van Halen pics from back in the day—and Popdust has selected our favorite photos.

So, bust out the spandex, grab a super-size can of hairspray, turn up the volume, tune up the air guitar and get ready to ROCK!!!!!

Van Halen by Mark Weiss

The band was already a household name back in the early 80s—but the release of 1984, which coincided with the rise of MTV, truly cemented their place in music history.

Not surprisingly, photographers loved the colorful, energetic and flamboyant Van Halen—and all the greats, including, Mark Weiss, Richard E. Aaron and Robert Knight shot the band back in the day—all with equally amazing results.

Van Halen by Robert M. Knight

Van Halen burned bright and fast but sadly, as their fame increased, vocalist David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen developed a toxic rivalry and they soon gave way to fighting and feuding.

The band’s golden age was over by 1985 with the departure of Roth and, not surprisingly, they would never be quite the same again.

Eddie Van Halen by Richard E. Aaron

Thankfully though, photographers were there to capture the fierce foursome in their hey day and immortalize them in all their shameless rock God glory.

Head over to Rock Paper Photo to check out the full amazing collection of photos and to purchase your favorite fine art prints.

Van Halen by Mark Weiss

It’s that Oscars time of the year once again!

In celebration of Hollywood’s biggest night, Rock Paper Photo has a collection of absolutely gorgeous iconic shots of Academy Awards nominees from past and present—Popdust has selected our favorite photos.

Drawing on work from all the leading photographers, including Terry O’Neill, Richard Corman, Michael Tighe and the late Frank Worth, each amazing picture is truly worth a thousand words.

Case in point, O’Neill’s fabulous post-Oscars shot of Faye Dunaway, recovering poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the morning after winning the Best Actress Academy Award in 1977 for her performance in Network.

“I look at this picture often, and I’m still so proud of it. It’s still the best Oscar picture ever taken,” London born, O’Neill, told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

“I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion, that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they’ve changed, that they’ve just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire.

“She isn’t sure quite who she is any more. I waited for her to look away from the camera, and I got the shot.”

O’Neill ended up getting more than just an amazing photograph—he also got the girl. Dunaway and O’Neill married six years later, although, sadly, they divorced after just three years.

Faye Dunaway by Terry O’Neill

Marlon Brando and Bob Hope by Frank Worth

Sandra Bullock by Michael Tighe

Audrey Hepburn by Terry O’Neill

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote by Richard Corman

Martin Scorsese by Michael Tighe

You can check out the full amazing collection and buy your favorite fine art prints at Rock Paper Photo

Wanna find out who put the real hustle in American Hustle?

RockPaperPhoto has an amazing collection of fine artwork prints by famed photographer, Allan Tannenbaum, which perfectly encapsulate the glitz and glamor of 1970s New York—Popdust has selected our favorite shots.

While working as staff photographer for The SoHo News in the 70s, the New York nightlife scene was one of the staples of Tannenbaum’s photo beat—and throughout his tenure he captured all the greats of the era.

Jerry Hall, Bianca and Mick Jagger, John Travolta, Warren Beatty, Andy Warhol– and Studio 54 itself – were just some of the leading players whom Tannenbaum immortalized in film.

The 68-year-old’s body of work from his SoHo News days so perfectly captures the spirit and feeling of the times, Michael Wilkinson, the costume designer for American Hustle, credits Allan as being one of the driving influences behind the Oscar-nominated movie’s wardrobe.

Meanwhile, Tannenbaum’s photographic legacy far exceeds just the glitz and glamor of the heady Studio 54 days. After SoHo News closed its doors Allan joined Sygma Photo News Agency where he went on to cover major news stories such as the troubles in Northern Ireland, Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq, the Rwandan refugee crisis and the Palestinian Intifada.

Tannenbaum has also photographed covers for Time and Newsweek and has had his photographs appear regularly in Time, Life, Rolling Stone, Paris Match and Stern.

Bianca Jagger and Mick Jagger by Allan Tannenbaum

Studio 54 by Allan Tannenbaum

Michelle Phillips & Warren Beatty by Allan Tannenbaum

Jerry Hall by Allan Tannenbaum

To see more amazing photos by Allan Tannenbaum and to buy fine art prints of his work head to RockPaperPhoto.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—and that’s clearly evident when it comes to the work of Ed Caraeff.

RockPaperPhoto has the definitive collection of the famed music photographer’s amazing body of work along with the back story behind such iconic shots as Jimi Hendrix torching his guitar at the Monteray Pop Festival—Popdust brings you our favorite photos.

Caraeff was still in high school when he headed to the Monterey Pop Festival in the hope of capturing some photos he could sell to local newspapers.

He ended up far exceeding all his expectations and cementing his name as one of the leading music photographers of all time after a photo he took that day—of Hendrix lighting his guitar ablaze—became one of the most well-known images in pop music history and the only photo to appear twice on the cover of Rolling Stone.

"When Jimi stepped out on stage that night, I had never seen a photograph of him or heard any of his music before,” Caraeff explains.

“Jimi closed his show by laying his guitar down, taking Ronson lighting fluid, a book of matches and lit a fire. This photograph is shot number

36A, the last shot on the roll. I could feel the heat of the guitar as he then proceeded to smash it on the stage less then six feet in front of me."

Throughout his esteemed career, Caraeff has displayed his knack for capturing the primal edge—and playful side—of his famous subjects time and time again.

But, don’t take our word for it—see for yourself.

Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar—Ed Caraeff

Never before seen Marvin Gaye album cover for Here, My Dear—Ed Caraeff

Keith Richards poolside at his rented home in Bel Air, California—Ed Caraeff

Carly Simon walking to the studio to record No Secrets—Ed Caraeff

Double exposure image taken for Dolly Parton’s album, Heartbreaker—Ed Caraeff

The Bee Gees—Ed Caraeff

Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood at a Shangri-La studios recording session for Clapton’s No Reason To Cry—Ed Caraeff

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band at a recording session for Frank Zappa’s Bizarre Records in Topanga Canyon—Ed Caraeff

To check out more photos from Caraeff’s amazing body of work—and purchase your favorite shots—go to RockPaperPhoto