This print is number 12 from an edition of 50.
Considered the most archival and valuable of color photographic prints, the dye transfer print has a richness of color, depth and fidelity superior to other color photographic processes. Unfortunately, this particular process was also very expensive and labor intensive, and, as a result, the pioneering producer, Kodak, ceased production of all dye transfer print materials in 1994.
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."