Photography

Goldsmith, Lynn (1948)

Lynn Goldsmith began her career at Electra Records, making the first promotional films for such musical artists as The Doors. In the early 1980s, she turned into a photographer, promptly capturing the biggest rock and pop stars of the world such as Michael Jackson, U2 or The Rolling Stones, establishing her reputation as a ‘rock & roll photographer’. The American portraitist always succeeded in making her sitters feel confident in front of her camera: maybe did smoking joints with Bob Marley or being Bruce Springsteen’s girlfriend help gain their assurance. And surely such a proximity benefitted the making of cool anecdotes such as this time when during a photo session, in 1981, with Keith Richards, Lynn Goldsmith passed out because of the fumes from the guitarist’s joints. The American photographer however did not always prove to be the best examiner of the music industry when she called Miles Davis a bastard or Madonna a talentless ‘flash in the pan’.

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Lynn Goldsmith, Debbie Harry performing, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Debbie Harry performing, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones performing, 1975
Lynn Goldsmith, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones performing, 1975
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith bride, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith bride, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, U2, NYC, 1982
Lynn Goldsmith, U2, NYC, 1982
Lynn Goldsmith, Tina Turner, Detroit, 1958
Lynn Goldsmith, Tina Turner, Detroit, 1958
Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Springsteen jumping, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Springsteen jumping, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Springsteen, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Springsteen, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger, NYC, 1977
Lynn Goldsmith, Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger, NYC, 1977
Lynn Goldsmith, James Brown, Zaire, 1974
Lynn Goldsmith, James Brown, Zaire, 1974
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith, 1976
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith, 1976
Lynn Goldsmith, Michael Jackson, Boston, 1981
Lynn Goldsmith, Michael Jackson, Boston, 1981
Lynn Goldsmith, Matrin Scorsese, Screening room
Lynn Goldsmith, Matrin Scorsese, Screening room
Lynn Goldsmith, Gene Simmons, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1979
Lynn Goldsmith, Gene Simmons, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1979
Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Dylan, Secret Sound Studio, NY, 1976
Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Dylan, Secret Sound Studio, NY, 1976
Lynn Goldsmith, Michael Jackson, 1984
Lynn Goldsmith, Michael Jackson, 1984
Lynn Goldsmith, Mick Jagger, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Mick Jagger, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Mick Jagger, Anaheim, CA, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Mick Jagger, Anaheim, CA, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Debbie Harry, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Debbie Harry, NYC, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Frank Zappa, NYC, 1984
Lynn Goldsmith, Frank Zappa, NYC, 1984
Lynn Goldsmith, The Beatles, Miami Beach, 1964
Lynn Goldsmith, The Beatles, Miami Beach, 1964
Lynn Goldsmith, Sid Vicious and Jonny Rotten, Tulsa, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Sid Vicious and Jonny Rotten, Tulsa, 1978
Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Marley, Milan, 1980
Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Marley, Milan, 1980
Lynn Goldsmith, The Beastie Boys, NYC, 1986
Lynn Goldsmith, The Beastie Boys, NYC, 1986
Lynn Goldsmith, Lou Reed, NYC, 1977
Lynn Goldsmith, Lou Reed, NYC, 1977
Lynn Goldsmith, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, 1975
Lynn Goldsmith, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, 1975
Lynn Goldsmith, Sting, too sexy for his shirt, 1982
Lynn Goldsmith, Sting, too sexy for his shirt, 1982
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith in motorcycle jacket, 1976
Lynn Goldsmith, Patti Smith in motorcycle jacket, 1976
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