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Old 03-24-2010   #1
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Jim Marshall RIP

Sad news...

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdail...es-away-at-74/
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Some of his iconic images here: http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/g...from_trust_pho
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Old 03-24-2010   #3
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I will miss him.

He was an irascible bugger .Met him a few times, negotiated with him on fees (bloody hard work ) and a friend of mine represents him in the UK. He's one of the few people I know who extolled the virtues of Leica lenses - and you could actually see why in his photos. I will call my friend and have a drink in his memory .
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Buggah. A true master. He had a rep for being somewhat volatile in the past, but every time I met him he was a complete gentleman. Always enthusiatic about talking music, photography, whatever.
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Burlap, it's great you posted this thread, but could you edit out his copyright images?
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Burlap, it's great you posted this thread, but could you edit out his copyright images?
I'll link to a gallery on Rolling Stone instead. No harm intended.
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Sad. Not very old......
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Old 03-24-2010   #8
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Very sad news indeed.
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Bummer. I have all of his books, I pour over them constantly, for inspiration.
Would love to have met him. I'm having a shot of John Powers (his favorite) right now, in his honor. RIP.
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I almost got to meet him recently, but it wasn't to be. He did like whiskey and at anytime day or night I was told. Hmmm John Powers...

Rest in peace and thank you for your inspiration.
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I just figured out he recently finished another book- MATCH PRINTS
Just ordered a copy.
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I just figured out he recently finished another book- MATCH PRINTS
Just ordered a copy.
Thanks for the info...
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Rip

This is really sad news for me. Jim was a good friend, and back in the day he and I spent a lot of evenings together at Mulhern's in SF. That's gone too. I did my best to support him when he was having a hard time in the eighties. Bought a number of prints from him, and he generously gave me some as gifts. I was just the other night looking at some photos he shot and printed of me and the kids, and I was telling my wife that I need to track him down. You always think that there's going to be time.

Dormi bene.

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A HUGE loss in the Photography and Music world. A true living legend! I have almost all of his books, just simply the best as what he did! RIP
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That is very sad news indeed. RIP
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Very sad indeed.

My fave shot I guess - Dylan rolling that tyre in the road in Greenwich Village 1963, iconic! But there are so many others how could you pick just one?
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This shot of Chuck Berry is just pure rock and roll.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/201...ARSHALL_9.html
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Ctein, who printed dye transfer prints for him, remembers him on the Online Photographer site: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad....html#comments
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it's an apt tribute.

I was thinking this morning about Jim when I read a thread on this ste about how to make it as a professional photographer. The poster was wondering about an outlet, whether wedding photography would pay the way. Jim Marshall was the perfect example of someone who didn't wonder; he was fired up by it, and simply did it. His phrase was "I simply kicked the door in." He was around at a time when it was easier to kick the door in, and a time when what was behind that door was especially fascinating, but still, kicking the door in was what made him a great photographer.

I would also point out that, apart from being in the place to get the shot - the most important part - when he did get the shot, it was technically excellent. I can only think of one other photographer where, when you looked through a huge stack of their original prints, everyone had a beautiful, consistent tone and look.
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Mr. Marshall's obituary is in Time magazine this week. Of course, he has a Leica around his neck. The picture of him has the fuzzy paper slide mount bordering it (like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickjoust/3136603227/), which I thought was interesting. In the last few years, I've noticed some magazines overtly calling out the use of film for their pictures, either with the black border and film code from the negative itself, or the rough black edges of a print made with a filed negative carrier, but I've never seen a slide mount border. I'm positive this was not a mistake.

Unfortunately, the image is not included in the online version of the obituary, but if you see the issue on the news stand (Steve Jobs is on the cover), check it out. It's in the first dozen pages or so.
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Two new books have arrived at my place. MATCH PRINTS and MONTEREY POP. I love the photos, I'm very saddened that he's gone. What a life.
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A huge loss yes indeed. I love his work so much. what a inspirational man !
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did anyone else see the obit for Jim in Rolling Stone? they have a picture of him at Woodstock with 5 black Leicas around his neck. i didn't look too closely, but they all looked like m4s to me.

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I always wonder what "the rest of the story to be told" was for people like him. He saw so much and lived in the middle of so much that was not blocked by 'security issues' like we see today.

It would be good to listen to him talk with friends at a bar. Wish I was invited.

Godspeed to Jim.
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