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- Posted on Nov 14th 2007 5:00PM by Spinner
Henry Diltz came to photography almost by happenstance. As a member of the Modern Folk Quartet in the '60s, he cultivated many friendships with his fellow artists in the California rock community. Immersed in this world, he accidentally discovered a passion and aptitude for photography, which turned first into obsession and then to an occupation.
In partnership with noted designer Gary Burden, the list of album covers and artists he has shot include the Doors, the Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jackson Browne, America, Steppenwolf, James Taylor and Mama Cass. He was the official photographer at the Woodstock and Monterey festivals, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Life, People, Rolling Stone, High Times and Billboard.
Today, his archive is handled by Corbis, as he continues to document the music scene from his base in Southern California. Many of Diltz's iconic photos can be found on exhibit at one of three Morrison Hotel Gallery locations, in New York, Los Angeles and La Jolla, Calif. His most recent book of photographs, 'California Dreaming,' has just been released.