Saturday, May 2, 2015

16 Magnificent Color Portraits of the 1960s-70s Rock Stars by Using a Wide-angle Lens

Art Kane (1925 - 1995) was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. During the 1960s and 1970s, he made his name photographing rock stars, fashion and everyday life in America. Art Kane was a pioneer of using a wide-angle lens and saturated colors when his contemporaries were very much using black and white. Below are 16 extraordinary portraits of Rock stars in the 1960s and 1970s, shot by legendary photographer Art Kane.

Janis Joplin, 1968

Bob Dylan, 1966

Louis Armstrong, 1958

Mick Jagger 1966

Jim Morrison, 1968

Brian Jones, 1966

The Doors, 1968

Johnny Winter, 1978

Cream, 1968

Keith Richards, 1966

The Rolling Stones, 1966

Pete Townshead, 1968

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, 1968

Jefferson Airplane, 1968

The Who,1968

Sonny and Cher, 1966

(Photos © Art Kane, via

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