Jim Marshall passed away.
It was last week and Jim was in New York. I was sitting at a dinner in Orlando surrounded by photographers, authors and Photoshop masters. I was in the middle of discussing the state of concert photography with Atlanta based photographer Zack Arias, when we heard the news. There was a stunned silence and feeling of disbelief. The following day, I was scheduled to teach a class on concert photography. I started the class with a tribute to the man inspired me to be a concert photographer.
Jim Marshall changed my life.
When I look at Jim’s work I see the music. I feel the music. Looking at his images I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to shoot Rock ‘n Roll. I have been lucky enough to do just that.
Jim Marshall inspires me.
To this day, every time I see a Jim Marshall photograph it shows me how far I still have to go. He makes me want to take better photographs.
I’ll miss Jim.
for more on Jim, go to http://www.marshallphoto.com/
Amen! We have lost a great ‘tog and a wonderful (if slightly crusty) person.
(Leica have lost a great, if unintentional, ambassador too, but that’s neither here not there.)
What a wonderful testament to the man who started it all for many. There is a transparency in his images that is unmatched and that I will forever aspire to.
Between him and Les Paul it has been a hard year.
I hadn’t read this post yet when I emailed you a few weeks ago about the Les Paul photo, but I will say again that your amazing photographs remind me of a Jim Marshall image, and that is one of the highest compliments I can offer.
Jim’s images were unforgetable and he will definitely be missed.
Rolling Stone obit – http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/03/24/jim-marshall-legendary-rock-photographer-passes-away-at-74/