Jim Marshall Remembered

[Jim and Johnny, San Francisco

I just got more sad news that my friend, legendary Rock & Roll Photographer, Jim Marshall, passed away last night in NY. I was just with Jim a few weeks back in San Francisco. He was the first photographer I recorded  for my Behind Photographs Project in Dec 2006. I clearly recall him looking at the 20x24 Polaroid camera and quickly telling me that I was "F****** Crazy". I first met Jim at the Indy 500 while I was at a party photographing Paul Newman. When I was introduced to Jim, he shook my hand and we talked a bit about photography. He then handed me his card and told me to call him later that evening to meet up for a drink. He not only had an amazing eye, but an incredible ability to recall the stories behind his images. He was a living history book. Jim started his career in 1959 and worked with everyone in the early days of Rock and Roll. The Stones, Janice, The Dead, Dylan, The Who, The Beatles, Miles....and the list goes on. He will be dearly missed but his pictures will live on forever.

Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York for the opening of TRUST

Jim talking about his famous Johnny Cash shot with Michael Zagaris, myself and Tracy Storer