LOS ANGELES , Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary L.A.-based photographer Henry Diltz is one of the world's all-time great rock 'n roll photographers,and quite possibly the person who defined the genre. Over the past 40 years,he's visually chronicled countless contemporary music icons, creating some of the most famous images ever taken of Jackson Browne , Crosby, Stills & Nash,the Eagles, Joni Mitchell , James Taylor and others. Diltz has also shot over 200 album covers, including The Doors' 1970 classic Morrison Hotel, which became the name of the music-centric gallery venture Diltz co-founded in 2001(with existing locations in SoHo/NYC and La Jolla, CA).
This month, Morrison Hotel Gallery - Fine Art Music Photography (MHG)opens a new space in Los Angeles , the city whose extraordinary music scene Diltz has recorded so memorably. The inaugural exhibition, "The Photography Of Henry Diltz " -- the largest retrospective of his work ever shown in L.A. --opens with an invitation-only artist's reception on Saturday, September 30 ,6-10PM. The public opening is Sunday, October 1 from 12-6PM, where Diltz will be on hand.
MHG's L.A. launch will be commemorated with the offering of a luminousblack & white image of Joni Mitchell taken by Diltz near thesinger-songwriter's Laurel Canyon home in 1971. The 16" x 20" photographswill be available in limited editions of ten platinum and fifty silver gelatinprints, each signed by Henry and Joni. Diltz is known for his affinity forusing available, natural light, his lyrical sense of composition, and the trust and rapport he has with his subjects -- all qualities thoroughly infusing this exquisite portrait.
Born in Kansas City , MO, Henry Diltz moved around the globe with his family while growing up. He briefly attended West Point, then took up thebanjo and co-founded the Modern Folk Quartet. While on tour with MFQ, hebought an old camera and started casually shooting -- he proved to be anatural, and the rest is pop culture history. In addition to the artistsalready mentioned, "The Photography Of Henry Diltz " will feature images of Keith Richards , America, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and others.
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