|Jim Morrison||Jimi Hendrix||Woodstock Nikon 24mm lens Kodak TriX|
|I arrived at Crawdaddy Magazine with prints of my high
school. Ken Greenberg (editor) with big hair down to the middle
of his back, told me if I improved my printing he would
let me shoot for the magazine. A week
later I arrived, prints in hand. He wrote a letter to Kip Cohn, manager of Fillmore East, getting me into the Doors concert. He told me to shoot TriX film at 800 ASA, and develop in
Acufine for 5 1/2 minutes at 68 degrees. I set up my tripod in the isle ( I was the only one shooting.) and shot 4
roles with a 135mm lens attached to a Nikon F When I arrived back at Crawdaddy with the pictures Ken was laying out the the story O'Caroline. He saw my shots, tossed the others aside and gave me my first six full page spread. After publication Kip
Cohn gave me a backstage pass to Fillmore East. I was in.
|I photographed the NY rock
world, starting in 1967 ( I was 15 ). Soon
to come are the stories and
pictures of the scene that led to the music that
has taken over the
world. From the
Grateful Dead studio session to Jimi
Hendrix's hotel room at
the Warwick Hotel
in NYC. Jimi's room was one floor below the
Monkeys. He bought me
and posed for me with his
blond girlfriend. Hendrix was the opening act for...yes.. the Monkeys.
So I shot Jimi when he was kind of nobody. He remembered me he had reached fame. I shot him at Fillmore, Hunter College, and while producing Cat and the All Night Newsboys. I miss Jim he was a really nice, fair, and generous person.
|I arrived at Woodstock with a photo pass
and my Mom's Chevelle. Sick of shooting, I did not do any
photography until the night Jimi Hendrix played at sunrise. As the dawn
lit up the camp sites I shot the people of the Woodstock Nation. I really
like these pictures. Eugene Smith told me they were the best pictures of
Woodstock he had seen. Until now they have been stored in a bank vault.