Thursday, June 6, 2013

Contact Sheets of Iconic Photos of Bob Dylan by Don Hunstein in 1963

Don Hunstein photographed Bob Dylan in the early sixties. His most famous photograph is the cover photograph from Bob Dylan's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in 1963. But before following Bob Dylan, who stepped out into a snowy street with his girlfriend Suze Rotola to take photo shoot for The Freewheelin’ album cover, Don Hunstein shot some of wonderful portraits of Bob Dylan sitting in his apartment.

Bob Dylan by Don Hunstein/rockarchive.com

Bob Dylan sitting with Suze Rotolo by Don Hunstein/rockarchive.com

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album cover features a photograph of a 21 year old Bob Dylan and his girlfriend at the time, Suze Rotolo (an artist who teaches at the Parsons School of Design). The photograph was taken in February 1963 by Don Hunstein at the corner of Jones Street and West 4th Street in the West Village, New York City, close to the apartment where the couple lived at the time.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan cover (1963)

In 2008, Rotolo described the circumstances surrounding the famous photo to The New York Times: "He wore a very thin jacket, because image was all. Our apartment was always cold, so I had a sweater on, plus I borrowed one of his big, bulky sweaters. On top of that I put on a coat. So I felt like an Italian sausage. Every time I look at that picture, I think I look fat."

(via Wikipedia)

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