Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Categories: Celebrities | History

Photographers Patty Boyd, Henry Diltz, Joel Bernstein, and Graham Nash, who is also known for the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, have unknowingly become some of the best chroniclers of rock and roll. Having got behind the scenes of this world and made friends with the coolest rock stars, they shot, aiming the lens at everyday life, and got into history.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Patty Boyd received her first camera as a gift from her husband, George Harrison of The Beatles, and had no idea that she was photographing something great.

Boyd's second husband was Eric Clapton, whom she also filmed. After that, she began a career as a photographer. Pictured is George Harrison resting during a trip to India, 1968.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Self-portrait of Patti Boyd with George Harrison "Rose Garden".

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

"Another Hotel Room" - Eric Clapton, 1974. Patty Boyd.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger in 1985. Patty Boyd.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Photo by Henry Diltz — the Crosby, Stills & Nash trio. This picture appeared on the cover of the band's debut album.

Henry Diltz was in the rock and roll world from the very beginning, too. He played banjo in the Modern Folk Quartet in the early 1960s and toured as a musician. During one tour, he took a second-hand camera with him, and off he went. 

After a while, his pictures appeared on the album covers of his friends-musicians, on posters and in advertising publications. According to the photographer, his musical career contributed a lot to the documentary quality and vividness of his photographs. 

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Photo for the cover of James Taylor's album Sweet Baby James, by Henry Diltz.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Keith Richards on tour with the New Barbarians in 1979, Henry Diltz.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Ray Charles in 1980, by Henry Diltz.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Singer Joni Mitchell, 1969. Graham Nash.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Graham Nash is a British singer-songwriter, best known as a member of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He also documented the world of rock and roll from the inside, and in 1990, his images became the material for one of the first experiments in high-quality inkjet digital printing.

He was so impressed with the quality that he bought an Iris 3047 inkjet printer for $ 126,000 to print his photographic work and then created Nash Editions, one of the world's first professional art digital printing studios. Pictured is ex-Byrds singer David Crosby, born in 1987.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Neil Young during the recording of the album After the Gold Rush, Graham Nash.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young vocalist Stephen Stills while working on the album Deja Vu, Graham Nash.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Joel Bernstein has a lot of experience shooting in the world of rock and roll: he started at the age of 17. He recalls taking several photos of singer Joni Mitchell during her club performances and then bringing her the printed pictures. She liked it very much, and invited Bernstein to become her personal photographer. He has worked with Neil Young, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Pictured is singer Joni Mitchell.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Photo from the cover of Neil Young's album After the Gold Rush, by Joel Bernstein.

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Bruce Springsteen in New Jersey, 1980. Joel Bernstein.

While touring with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1974, Joel Bernstein.

Keywords: Music | History | Celebrities | Photographer | Rock | Rock and roll | Musicians

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