Category: michael zagaris

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar w…

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar waaaay in the air. Winterland, 1976 by Michael Zagaris.

Patti Smith at The Old Boarding House, San F…

Patti Smith at The Old

Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by Michael Zagaris. 

‘I met Patti backstage and we hung out and talked as I took photos. Patti was trying on different hats and scarves, finally saying, ‘Do you think we’ve got it?’ I said, ‘We’ve got some nice images so far, but what I think they’re really looking for is a portrait.’ Patti walked into the bathroom and standing next to the toilet she asked, ‘How is this for a portrait?’

Patti Smith at The Old Boarding House, San F…

Patti Smith at The Old

Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by Michael Zagaris. 

‘I met Patti backstage and we hung out and talked as I took photos. Patti was trying on different hats and scarves, finally saying, ‘Do you think we’ve got it?’ I said, ‘We’ve got some nice images so far, but what I think they’re really looking for is a portrait.’ Patti walked into the bathroom and standing next to the toilet she asked, ‘How is this for a portrait?’

Mick Jagger, by Michael Zagaris.

Mick Jagger, by Michael Zagaris.

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar w…

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar waaaay in the air. Winterland, 1976 by Michael Zagaris.

Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding C…

Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company at The Northern California Folk Rock Festival, San Jose, CA  1968, by Michael Zagaris, via bbc

Iggy Pop, San Francisco, 1979, by Michael Zaga…

Iggy Pop, San Francisco, 1979, by Michael Zagaris. Those pants! Those shoes! That hat!

“As fate would have it I ran into Iggy at the airport one afternoon going to pick up a friend,” says Michael. “I’m walking through the terminal and there was Iggy dressed almost as a court jester and yet in his satirical splendor went unnoticed by the masses, but not by me.

“I was always packing my camera and went over and ended up taking a few shots. Iggy and I spoke a bit while he gave a few playful gestures, vogueing for the camera, though at the same time he appeared to be inhabiting another universe, waiting for his plane back to Los Angeles.”

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar w…

Pete Townshend, The Who, throwing his guitar waaaay in the air. Winterland, 1976 by Michael Zagaris.

Tom Petty, especially sassy, by Michael Zagaris

Tom Petty, especially sassy, by Michael Zagaris

Patti Smith at The Old Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by…

Patti Smith at The Old

Boarding House, San Francisco, 1975, by Michael Zagaris. 

‘I met Patti backstage and we hung out and talked as I took photos. Patti was trying on different hats and scarves, finally saying, ‘Do you think we’ve got it?’ I said, ‘We’ve got some nice images so far, but what I think they’re really looking for is a portrait.’ Patti walked into the bathroom and standing next to the toilet she asked, ‘How is this for a portrait?’