Wednesday, March 31, 2010

With Photography Like This…

Johnny Cash, San Quentin Prison, 1969
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…how could you go wrong with an album cover?

Jim Marshall
February 3, 1936—March 24, 2010

As someone who's designed album covers utilizing classic, editorial photography – I know how much of a difference it makes to have something iconic to work with. Jim Marshall, and his photography, made life easy for many designers and inspired the legend of many classic rock musicians in music history.

I had the pleasure of viewing much of Jim's work in person at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood during my second stint living in the City of Angels. Awe-inspiring and legacy-worthy, to say the least. His work will live on forever. For more, go here.

John Coltrane, Queens, NY, 1963

Miles Davis, New York City

Grace Slick & Janis Joplin, San Francisco, 1967

Rolling Stones, Los Angeles, 1972 "Exile…" sessions

Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop, 1967