Friday, 26 March 2010

Jim Marshall

I only just picked up this news, Jim Marshall died on the 24th March. Its a strange thing that news of some peoples death makes the front pages while others pass without the public at large really knowing at all, but Jim Marshall was one of the true greats of photography. He was a hugely influential photographer, mainly photographing musicians and making his name in the 1960's with iconic photographs of artists including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. All of those that came after, from Annie Leibovitz to Anton Corbijn, owe a debt to Jim Marshall.

Bob Dylan, New York, 1963, by Jim Marshall

Johnny Cash at San Quentin Prison, 1969, by Jim Marshall

Janis Joplin, San Francisco, 1968, by Jim Marshall

Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival, 1967, by Jim Marshall

"This 'career' has never been just a job — it’s been my life."
-- Jim Marshall.

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