Saturday, 22 October 2011

R.I.P. Barry Feinstein

Barry Feinstein, iconic music photographer, died this week at the age of 80. He is known for taking characteristic album shots of 1960s rockstars, including Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin' and later George Harrison's solo album, in the garden with his gnomes, All Things Must Pass. His editorial work extended to Hollywood actors and other celebrities of the time, usually shot in back-and-white.

Feinstein was born in 1931 in Philadelphia and started taking pictures in his teenage years. He entered the professional world as an assistant for LIFE magazine, but got his break when he became studio photographer for Columbia Pictures in Hollywood. In an attempt to uncover 'behind-the-scenes' parts of Hollywood, he strayed from the typical glamorous shots others sought to take. Feinstein will be remembered for not only his iconic shots but his spontaneous and original approach to photography.

Rolling Stone Magazine has created an online album of his most famous works.

All Things Must Pass album cover (1970)

Bob Dylan, Paris, France, 1966

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