Saturday, June 5, 2010
There are good photographers and there are great photographers; Jim Marshall was one of the latter, an inspirational photojournalist. When he took his Leica to San Francisco's Candlestick Park on 29 August 1966 for another sold-out concert by The Beatles, few – certainly not him – knew the group was kissing goodbye to screams and touring. Marshall repeatedly froze history, sometimes dramatically, as when Hendrix set fire to his guitar at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. More often he caught the living ginger of his subjects' personalities.