I don't think I ever spoke three words to Morrison. We were on the side of the stage, and I was shooting with just one frame left on the roll, and Jim said, "Hey, Marshall, you want a photo?" and looked right into my camera. He was one of those guys in his own space. I never got close to him. My impression of Morrison was that he was like C. S. Lewis, spiritual without being religious. - Jim Marshall
Regarded by many as "THE rock and roll photographer," Jim Marshall's career has always been focused on the documentation of people, especially musicians. Unlimited access to the musicians coupled with an inviolate sense of trust between subject and photographer allowed Marshall special opportunities: he was chief photographer at Woodstock and was the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles final concert. Since he demanded total access, Marshall lived 24-7 with his subjects, and his pictures reflect affection for the artists as they describe the musicians' character. Marshall has said that it's no accident if his pictures seem musical because, "I see the music."