Stevie Nicks was a huge role model, blazing trails for women in rock and roll.

However, did you know she also may have helped blaze another trail, that of the photographic selfie?

An exhibition of Polaroids from Nicks' career indicates she was taking selfies long before they were cool.

A collection of Nicks' photographs is going on display in New York.

The New York Times reports the exhibition "24 K Gold" features self-portraits that Nicks made with Polaroid cameras over a 12-year period, from 1975 through 1987.  The Fleetwood Mac front woman explains in a statement that she began taking pictures because she wanted to learn about photography. The singer did everything for the photos, finding her own locations and props and serving as her own makeup artist and stylist.

“Some people don’t sleep at night. I’m one of those people,” Nicks said in a statement about the photographs. “I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise, like a vampire. I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures.”

The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart chose the photographs, which have never been publicly displayed before. Nicks' "24 K Gold" exhibit will debut at 201 Mullberry Street in New York on Oct. 10 and 11.

The images will then move to New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery on Oct. 13, and be featured through the end of the month. The exhibit coincides with the release of Nicks' new album, "24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault," which will be released on vinyl Sept. 30 and on all other formats Oct. 7.

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