Celebrated music photographer Jim Marshall is acclaimed for his photography of music icons from the 1950s to the present day, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane. Based in San Francisco, Jim Marshall died in 2010, at the age of 74. He had extended access to numerous musicians through the 1960s and 1970s, including being the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles last concert, and chief photographer at Woodstock.
While still in high school he purchased his first camera and began documenting musicians and artists in San Francisco. He was known for his forceful personality that became something of a celebrity of its own. Not having any children, he used to say “I have no kids, my photographs are my children”.