Category: retro

Iggy Pop at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, 1…

Iggy Pop at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, 1979, by Robert Matheu

Neil Young during the recording of Harvest, Se…

Neil Young during the recording of Harvest, September 1971, by Joel Bernstein.

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, The Puffy …

Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, The Puffy Shirt on Top of the Pops, by Chris Walter 

(Guitar nerds: Keef’s Flying V alert!)

Freddie Mercury 1974, by George Wilkes, my edi…

Freddie Mercury 1974, by George Wilkes, my edit of original via nydailynews

Jimi Hendrix, Gothenburg Sweden, January 4, 19…

Jimi Hendrix, Gothenburg Sweden, January 4, 1968, via

Bob Dylan in Sheridan Square, New York City, b…

Bob Dylan in Sheridan Square, New York City, by Fred W. McDarrah via rockpaperphoto

David Bowie is enough to drive “Aladdin Sane” …

David Bowie is enough to drive “Aladdin Sane” (1973 ad, via)

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelse…

Patti Smith in her bedroom in the Hotel Chelsea, 1971, by David Gahr

David Bowie, Hunky Dory cover shoot, 1971, by …

David Bowie, Hunky Dory cover shoot, 1971, by Brian Ward. 

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Joni Mitchell on tour with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975, by Ken Regan

As some folks have noted in reblogs, yes, the negative for this was flipped, in this case, by the photographer himself. This was very common at the time, making it easier for photos from a series to be sold to more than one publication. Magazine art directors often did (and still do) this too, to provide more flexibility in how text and graphic elements are laid out. I thought about flipping it, and have indeed reoriented or otherwise edited other photos before posting them, but in this case, I’ve enjoyed the photo as Ken first released it for so long that making it “right” now looks “wrong” to me!