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Henry Diltz, Photographer
©2010 SCVTV & Stephen K. Peeples
ABOUT HENRY DILTZ
In the world of rock 'n' roll photographers, there is none as extraordinary
as Henry Diltz. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as
much at home as a musician on tour as he is a visual historian of popular
music since the early 1960s.
The rapport he's developed with his musician friends, along with his
down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid
shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.
For Diltz, the pictures began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera
purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he
embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin'
Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz easily submerged himself in the
world of music: the road, the gigs, the humor, the social consciousness, the
psychedelia, the up and down times.
For more than 40 years, his work has graced hundreds of album covers and has
been featured in books, magazines and newspapers.
His singular artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of
Woodstock and the Monterey International Pop Festival, and iconic images of
artists including (in no particular order): The Doors, Bob Dylan, Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, Eagles, James Taylor, Buffalo
Springfield, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Cass Elliott, The Hollies,
Jackson Browne, The Who, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bruce
Springsteen, Janis Joplin, Blondie, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards,
Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Tom Waits and scores more.
Henry Diltz continues his distinguished career today, generating new and
vibrant photographs that inspire the rock 'n' roll fan in each of us. Diltz
is a partner in, and is exclusively published and represented, by the
Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, which also represents and dispslays the
works of more than 60 of the world's top music phtographers. Visit
ABOUT THE HOST
Stephen K. Peeples is a Grammy-nominated record producer ("Monterey International Pop Festival," 1992), award-winning radio writer-producer ("The Lost Lennon Tapes," 1988-1990) and veteran record company executive (Capitol, Elektra/Asylum, Rhino). A 22-year resident of Canyon Country, Peeples has written about the SCV music scene for The Signal newspaper since 2004 and has been Online Editor of The Signal since October 2007. In 2009 he was honored for Best Website by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. A jazz and rock drummer since 12, Peeples was a member of the underground West L.A. garage band Peaking Duck from 1977-2008. He now plays with an SCV-based jazz quartet.