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.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Behind The Scenes; Kate Nash Shoot.

A look behind the scenes of the Kate Nash shoot I did in January. The shoot was done in a bar I hired in Covent Garden, London, and the crew was; Stylist Rebekah Roy, Hair by Corrado Tevere, Makeup by Claudine Henderson, and Photography Assistant was Clare Lewington (who also shot these candid behind the scenes photos).

Kate & Hair Stylist Corrado discuss the look for the shoot.

From left; Kate, Me, and Corrado.

Discussing the portraits and directing Kate.

Kate and stylist Rebekah.

Kate & I celebrate a successful shoot.

Thank you to all involved, and to Kate who was brilliant, and a big thank you to Clare for the photos. I'll post the finished portraits too in the coming weeks.