When I showed Janis this picture of her lying back with the bottle in her hand, she said, "Jim, this is how it is sometimes. Lousy." It's an honest picture, and Janis liked it.
Janis was a great subject to photograph, because she was not afraid of the camera and came alive onstage - that was her world. She was very real and still a little girl when she died; a very famous little girl. - Jim Marshall
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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."