Ed Colver is a self taught photographer who for about five years, five nights a week, was there to see L.A.'s punk scene erupt through 35mm camera with a 50mm lens. Colver became an underground mainstay from 1978 through '83 and was allowed footage of the city's most notorious fallen angels and anarchists in moments of riotous fury and honest candor in the front row or onstage at all the best shows in town. If you were at a concert during this era and he wasn't there, it's been said, you were at the wrong concert.
Ed Colver is a self-taught photographer who documented the inception of L.A.'s hard core punk scene through his 35mm camera.
His images were featured on over 400 record jackets for bands such as Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Social Distortion, Christian Death, T.S.O.L., Aerosmith, R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. True to the punk ethos, during the 33 years that Colver has been shooting, he’s never run an ad, he’s never asked for work, he’s never had a published phone number and he uses personalized funeral sympathy cards as business cards.
Henry Diltz never set out to take some of the most iconic photos of our era, it just happened. Fresh from a globe-trotting childhood, he attended colleges in Munich, West Point, then Honolulu, and later became known as a musician and founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet. This led to his many friendships with recording artists of the California rock community in the 60s and 70s. Immersed in this world he accidentally discovered a passion for photography, which turned into obsession and occupation.
Henry Diltz was first known as a musician and member of the Modern Folk Quartet. As Diltz documented his friends in the California rock community in the 60s and 70s, he discovered a passion for photography, which turned into an occupation.
Album covers he shot included names like The Doors; The Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and James Taylor. He was the official photographer at the Woodstock and Monterey festivals, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Life, Rolling Stone and Billboard.
Brought up in Zimbabwe, Jill Furmanovsky moved to London in 1965. Her first rock shot was of Paul McCartney standing outside his house, taken on a Kodak Instamatic. After only two weeks training in photography, she had a lucky break of getting the unpaid job of official photographer at London's premier rock venue, The Rainbow Theatre in 1972. Artists photographed in her 40-year-career include Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, Led Zeppelin, Florence & the Machine and Noel Gallagher. She has published several books of photography and created Rockarchive.com.
Lynn Goldsmith has been a photographer for over 40 years. She has contributed to numerous books and has 11 of her own on varied subjects. With over 100 album covers to her credit, she has been honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as numerous awards. Her images have graced magazines including Rolling Stone, Life, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Paris Match and Elle. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is the permanent collections of The National Portrait Gallery, MOMA, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection and more.
Bob Gruen has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. Shortly after John Lennon moved to New York in 1971, Bob became John and Yoko’s personal photographer, making photos of their working life as well as private moments. Bob has worked with acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, & Kiss. He toured with emerging punk and new wave bands including the Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones and Blondie, and currently works with Green Day.
Linda Louise McCartney (née Eastman) was born in Scarsdale, New York, on 24th September 1941. Linda became a professional photographer in the mid-sixties. Her pictures during this period chronicled the musical revolution of the decade.
Whilst working as the house photographer at the Fillmore East in New York City she photographed many iconic musicians including; The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, B.B. King and The Doors.
Linda's photograph of Eric Clapton for Rolling Stone magazine's 11th May 1968 issue made her the first female photographer to have work featured on the magazine’s cover
Linda married Paul McCartney at Marylebone Registry Office, London, 12th March 1969.
Linda’s photography has done much to help promote the aims of many varied causes including the anti-fur lobby Lynx, Greenpeace, The Council For The Protection Of Rural England, Friends Of The Earth, The Great Ormond Street Hospital, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Hammersmith Hospital, The British Dyslexia Association, The Rye Memorial Hospital and War Child.
Linda continued to work prolifically as a photographer throughout her life, documenting, amongst other things, family life, landscapes and the natural world, interiors, and portraits of artists.
Despite her work as a photographer, animal life campaigner, cookbook author, musician and vegetarian pioneer, Linda said her greatest achievement was her and Paul’s four children.
Ex-medical doctor Norman Seeff emigrated from South Africa to New York in 1968 to pursue a career as a photographer, filmmaker and designer. Three years later he relocated to Los Angeles as Art Director at United Artists Records, where his album cover designs and photography received many Grammy nominations. He went independent in 1975 and has worked with hundreds of artists including Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Ike and Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell and many others.
Seliger started shooting assignments for Rolling Stone in 1987 and became their Chief Photographer in 1992. During his time there, he shot over 125 covers. In 2002, Seliger moved to Condé Nast, where he is currently under contract. He frequently shoots for Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and German Vogue. Seliger’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He has published numerous books and has won countless awards.
One of the early innovators of rock and roll photography, Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, film and politics in his 50-year career. His hundreds of album covers have included the Rolling Stones, the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, the Doors and Simon & Garfunkel. Photographer for the infamous Monterey Pop Concert his images were used for the festival booklet and include concert photos of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and many others. He has photographed film legends such as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin and Bob Hope as well as countless luminaries and celebrities including Igor Stravinsky, Allen Ginsburg and Truman Capote for hundreds of worldwide magazines.