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Jim Marshall: Proof

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The Beatles racing across Candlestick Park at the end of their final public performance; Johnny Cash pausing to give the camera a middle finger salute before playing for inmates in San Quentin; a weary Janis Joplin backstage, keeping a whiskey bottle company. Jim Marshall captured each of these iconic images with his camera. But what of the other shots taken during these ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published August 12th 2004 by Chronicle Books
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Mar 29, 2010 Blog on Books rated it it was ok
As rock photographers go, Jim Marshall is widely regarded as being in the top tier of the great rock lensmen that you can count on one hand. His iconic images of legends like Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others are among the most recognizable in rock. By living in San Francisco during the birth of rock and roll and the San Francisco scene, Marshall had a front row seat for the musical explosion that took place all around him from the Monterey Pop Festival to the Fillmore West to ...more
Katie
I collect photography books, and this one just arrived in the mail. I do photography as a hobby, and the part that I struggle with personally is choosing a shot, from sometimes hundreds, that best fits what I or the subject are trying to get across. It's incredibly complicated and frustrating; some come down to when you're looking at two almost identical shots, one where the subject is looking in the camera, or slightly away. Both can convey something very different.

This book is such a unique lo
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Dec 14, 2014 patty rated it it was amazing
Excellent images. Marshall shows us the proofs for a particular photo shoot, and the reader sees why he chose what would be come the iconic photograph for many artists - sometimes cropped, sometimes not.
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