I really miss the late photographer Jim Marshall. I was very affected by his death. We never met in person but I knew of him through his photographic lens. The first photograph of Jim Marshall that caught my eye was of James Marshall Hendrix at Monterey Pop in 1967. I recall opening Rolling Stone then the newspaper and seeing this photograph speak so powerfully to me.
Throughout the decades more and more of Jim Marshall’s photographs became ingrained in my consciousness. Eventually I began to own autographed copies of his music photography books so I could hold and study his photographic art at close range.
First I purchased Proof, through Wolfgang’s Vault. It was a tremendous study of Jim Marshall’s camera proofs that spoke to me in intimate detail. I later saw his real proofs displayed at the John Varvatos Store in Las Vegas on the walls of the clothier.
Next I bought Jazz, which increased my knowledge of the great jazz artists I had wanted to meet through Jim’s friendship and trust with these great musicians. My favorite photograph in that book was the picture of Allen Ginsberg looking at Thelonious Monk in magical awe and wonder. I once met Allen Ginsberg in person at the University of New Haven (but that’s another story for another day).
I last bought Jim Marshall’s Trust through The Morrison Hotel Gallery on Prince Street in SoHo, New York City. That book spoke to me the deepest as I learned about how Jim Marshall earned the trust of each artist he photographed.
We had planned to go to see Jim Marshall at the original Pocket Cash event at The Morrison Hotel Gallery but God had other plans for our photographer of the stars.
We were just acknowledged of the Pocket Cash Apple Store and Morrison Hotel Gallery event in New York City on Thursday March 24th, 2011. We’re going to do all we can to attend both events.