Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mother, Jan 10, 2019.
Yes, a lot of them seem to be equating "iconic" with "cool-looking," which I gather is not quite what the OP had in mind.
I'm also starting to think that one thing separating famous musicians from truly top-tier famous musicians is that the top-tier ones tend to have truly iconic photos that are not from album covers, while the rest tend to have an album cover photo as the most well-known/iconic.
I can't speak for OP but most of these photos are very cool. Which like "iconic" is mostly in the eye of the beholder.
Agreed...Most of these photos are very cool but only a percentage of them I consider "Iconic" which is to say widely known images considered to be the first image that comes to mine on the subject at hand. JMO
And of course the coolest is the Johnny Cash flippin' the bird photo that has been posted several times in this thread. I have the American series 'out-takes" album with that image on the cover.
I just realised that Bob Gruen and Anton Corbijn made tons of pictures that are now considered "iconic". Famous portraits of John Lennon, the Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, U2, Bono, Miles Davis, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain etc. The list is endless.
Gruen and Corbijn are icons too.
The Hendrix shadow on the amp from monterey is iconic i think. And the photo of him burning his guitar at Monterey is too. The glassy eyed Marshall photo closeup at the panhandle when he did a free show before Monterey is pretty darn cool too. Really captures a dreamy moment.
Yep. FIrst photo I thought of. Could've just said "/thread" and been done, but what fun would that be?
'Like' for the John Lennon
"Tell us how you really feel Johnny".
The Dead... who they really were... in their prime. An ultimate/iconic portrait.
That wasn't my post.
I refrained from acknowledging album cover photos as iconic; just a personal choice. I even passed over an earlier posting of the Horses cover... but posted as a stand alone photographic image I'm glad to acknowlege this as a wonderful iconic portrait of Patti by Robert Mapplethorp.
Yes! And as beautiful as the personal Polaroids shown to me by a friend of when Janis first arrived in SanFrancisco. I've detailed these photos in an earlier thread about Janis.
My mistake and apologies.
'Like' for the John Lennon. The definition of an iconic image.
Talking about iconic pictures... i'm surpised that this one hasn't been posted yet. One of the last photos taken of John Lennon on december 8th 1980 by Annie Leibovitz:
I've started to realize that not every artist actually has an associated iconic image.
That's the one I was gonna post. Almost defines "iconic".
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