By James Calemine
This month the documentary–Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall–will be showing in selected locations. Rolling Stone named the documentary one of the top 25 films at SXSW 2019.
Born on February 3, 1936, in Chicago, IL., Marshall stands as one of America’s iconic photographers. Early on, he used Leica cameras. In time, Marshall was hired by Atlantic and Columbia Records to shoot promotional work with the label’s artists.
This list of artists Marshall captured on film proves long. To name only a few include: John Coltrane, Cream, The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash (Live at Folsom Prison), CSN & Y, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Carmen McCrae, Dizzy Gillespie, Merle Haggard, Dr. John and many others.
Marshall’s books include Not Fade Away: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall, Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin, Jazz Festival, Trust, The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution and The History of Marshall. His final book, Pocket Cash, was published before Marshall’s death on March 24, 2010.
Chances are you’ve seen more Marshall photographs than you know…