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.

‘Born in Chicago’: A New Documentary Spotlights the Impact of the Windy City’s Game-Changing Blues Scene

The film captures a unique time when young musicians like Mike Bloomfield and Steve Miller soaked up the blues of Muddy Waters and B.B. King.

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When Robbie Robertson Reunited With The Band Photographer Elliott Landy

At the U.S. premiere of the documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the musician offered his praise: “He was part of the family”

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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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Linda Ronstadt’s Album Designer, Kosh, Talks Covers

We go behind the scenes with her longtime collaborator who earned 3 Grammys for his work with her. “She never seemed to really appreciate how good she was”

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Photographer Henry Diltz Picks Up 2023 Grammy Trustees Award

An honor for a legendary lensman. In his remarkable career he shot 250 album covers and countless publicity shots during the 1960s and ’70s.

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Henry Diltz Tours His Rock Photo Exhibit at L.A. Morrison Hotel Gallery

He was the official photographer at the Monterey International Pop and Woodstock festivals. His images have graced more than 200 album covers

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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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Smithsonian Rocks: Behind the Fan Photo Book

The Smithsonian asked fans to send them rock-related photos and stories. We spoke with the author about the making of ‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll.”

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Iconic Images from Noted Photographer Elliott Landy

If you follow classic rock music, you very likely know the work of Elliott Landy from the covers of such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, Van Morrison’s Moondance and the second (self-titled) album by The Band as well

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Iconic Rock Shots by Elliott Landy

A pioneer of rock music photography, Elliott Landy captured many memorable images during the late 1960s and early ’70s. We showcase two of them here

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