While Stevie Nicks was recording her new album 24 Karat Gold -- Songs From the Vault (due out Oct. 7) on a strict three-month deadline, she also had to create cover art for the album. But she didn't have a concept, and there was no time for a photo shoot, so for the cover art and CD booklet, Nicks says, "We used Polaroids I took between 1975 and 1987," a period when Fleetwood Mac was often on tour.
"I used to stay up half the night when I was on tour, because I wanted to learn to be a great photographer," she recalls. But because of her schedule, Nicks was usually the subject of her pictures. "I couldn’t find anyone to model for me, because I worked so late at night." And like a lot of photographers, she was demanding, too: "I'd say, 'If you want to be my model, be in my room at 2:30 in the morning, dressed like Queen Elizabeth.'" She laughs at the absurdity of her demand. "I was a ridiculous, obsessive photographer."