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Jim Marshall 02/3/36 – 03/24/10

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The legendary master of rock ‘n’ roll and jazz photography, Jim Marshall, passed away yesterday. His images had a powerful impact on me early in my photographic life when I was walking the line between being a musician and a photographer. I was just out of music school and had just bought my first camera. I had seen Marshall’s photographs for years, but paid no attention to who it was that was creating them. As an aspiring professional musician, I was more interested in the people in the photos, not who the photographer was. I eventually decided to not pursue music as a career and instead became more serious about photography and for the first time became more interested in who was behind the camera and not who was in front of it.

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I was always impressed by the rawness and the moments he captured both on and off the stage. I was in awe of his access, the intimacy of his photographs and the trust he was able to create between himself and the subject. They just seemed so pure and real, like he was just a friend, hanging out and making photos. How it should be.

Mr. Marshall’s contribution to the history of music, pop culture and of course photography are priceless. Rock on JM.

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March 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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I’ll Be Yr Bird

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March 4, 2010 at 12:25 AM

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A Wooden Heart and Broken Capillaries

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March 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM

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Winter Copse, PA

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March 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM

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