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’.