Remembering the Artists
Photographed by Chris Walter

March 24, 2010

Jim Marshall - Legendary Rock Photographer Dies

Until a few weeks ago I'd never met Jim Marshall. I knew his work, and his legendary ways, but until we both were on the panel with Graham Nash to launch the Taking Aim book and Exhibition, our paths had not crossed. Jim was friendly and sociable and I'm glad I finally met him before he and his beloved Leica left us. But with the picture at the right the legendary persona of Jim showed, most photographers don't like being photographed, and when the pressing of the shutter was taking too long he uttered the immortal words "Just take the f****** picture". A lasting final memory of a real character!

The photo is Neal Preston, Jim Marshall, Henry Diltz, Chris Walter and Graham Nash.