Through The Lens

Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t just musical; it’s also visual. This is where we look through the viewfinder at iconic, memorable, stunning and beautiful images of classic rock acts and the photographers that capture them.

The Making of the ‘Sweet Baby James’ Album Cover

By late 1969, Henry Diltz had been shooting many top recording artists in Southern California when he got a call to shoot a 21-year-old singer-songwriter

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Photographer Neal Preston on His Wild Start and Shooting Led Zeppelin

In his more than 5-decade career, he has photographed many of the world’s biggest music, sports and film stars. He shared some great stories with us

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‘Let It Be’ Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg on Filming the Beatles and the Stones

The director behind the original 1970 classic Beatles film was there when cinematic innovation first came to the rock video medium.

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Grace Slick: Amazing Photo at 1969 Woodstock Festival

We asked photographer Elliott Landy, for a special image of the classic rock legend at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. And did he come through!

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Henry Diltz on the Early ‘70s Los Angeles Music Scene

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures including Linda, Joni, Jackson and the Eagles

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That ‘Don’t Touch My Records!’ Scene in ‘Diner’

The film is a portrait of a time in America when all seemed innocent and carefree but was not: bubbling just underneath, trouble and tension.

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Woodstock ’69 Through the Lens of Photographer Henry Diltz

He shares his story of the weeks leading up to the legendary festival and of the event itself. “I had the Golden Pass. I was working for the producer”

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The Story of the Crosby, Stills & Nash Album Cover

In 1969, Henry Diltz got an assignment to take publicity shots for a new supergroup, who had just finished recording their debut. He takes us behind the scenes

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Elliott Landy on His Famed Bob Dylan ‘Infrared’ Photo

In the summer of 1968, the photographer was assigned to shoot the cover for a story on “the most important musician in the world.” He shares how it happened

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Bob Dylan ‘Nashville Skyline’ Cover: The Inside Story

Elliott Landy talks about the magic hour of light and serendipity of his photo. “[Bob] stopped at the coat rack and grabbed a hat. ‘Do you think we could use this?’”

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