Best rock photographer

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mother, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Who are the greats? Or best rock photograph for that matter. My vote goes to:

    Neal Preston

    Mick Rock

    Bob Gruen
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  2. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    Anton Corbijn!



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  3. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

    Walmartville PA
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  4. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Jim Marshall.
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  5. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    Chalkie Davies
  6. klaatuhf

    klaatuhf Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Linda McCartney; Bob Gruen; Henry Diltz
  7. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    no one other than Jim Marshall. He made some iconic shots

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  8. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Ya, I have a coffee table book of all his best shots. If I were to post those here, there would be no doubt about it. :righton:
  9. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Too many to name. Off the top of my head these are some I like..

    Bob Gruen

    Roberta Bayley

    Allan Tannenbaum

    Baron Wolman

    Ethan Russell

    Elliott Landy

    Waring Abbott

    Penny Smith

    Ross Halfin

    Lynn Goldsmith

    Neil Zlozower

    Dennis Morris

    Tom Hill
  10. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Ya, I have a nice book of Baron Wolman's best shots for Rolling Stone also. :righton:
  11. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Dayton, Ohio USA
    Henry Diltz


  12. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Armando Gallo took the best Genesis and related photos ever

    I love his work. And of course, his wondeful book 'I Know What I Like'

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  13. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
  14. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    Annie Leibowitz at Rolling Stone in the 1970s and 1980s did some great stuff including those amazing shots of Lennon and Yoko shortly before John's murder. Also she's rumoured to have inspired "Memory Motel" so what other rock photographer could lay claim to such a footnote?
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  15. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
  16. Norman Seeff
    Fin Costello
    Phil Kamin
    Barrie Wentzell
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  17. Janet

    Janet Forum Resident

    United states
    Annie Leibowitz
    Linda McCartney
  18. southamorican

    southamorican Forum Resident

    São Paulo
    There are many greats but it's hard to beat Jim.
  19. JasonA

    JasonA Forum Resident

    Cereal City
    Ross Halfin should be in the list of greats
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  20. Miriam

    Miriam Forum Resident

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  21. Duckman

    Duckman Well-Known Member

    Halfling Halfin? You mean the man who gave us the 'spectacular/amazing/ mindblowing' artwork to Zep's How the West was won, earns a place next to Mick Rock, Anton Corbijn or Jim Marshall? ...let me laugh.
  22. KeninDC

    KeninDC Forum Resident

    Virginia, USA
    Gered Mankowitz took a few cool snaps:

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  23. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Jill Furmanovsky.
    Barrie Wentzell.
    Henry Diltz.

    I had a spare Linda McCartney 2007 Calendar. 2018 has the same breakdown of dates so am using it as my calendar this year; Twiggy, Crosby, Paul, John, Pete T., Traffic, Doors, Jimi, Nico, Tim B., Janis and Beatles. Great stuff.
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  24. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    All those mentioned already deserve to be on the list. I would add Joel Bernstein.
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  25. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    One of the greats?
    For sure, Mr. Harry James Benson.

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