Amelia Davis is the featured guest in Episode 572 of "Candid Frame," a photography-centered podcast series. Here her wonderful broadcast about the acclaimed documentary "Show Me the Picture: the Story of Jim Marshall," which is being shown in select US venues, and is streaming online at APPLETV and altavod.com.
The amazing life of legendary photographer Jim Marshall comes into sharp focus in the acclaimed documentary Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall. Told through hundreds of images of his iconic photos and interviews with his famous and not-so-famous subjects of his photos and friends and associates, the film is a poignant profile of a brilliant, complex and, at times, volatile man.
Show Me The Picture: the Story of Jim Marshall , the recent documentary about the life and times of the celebrated bad boy of photography and his famous friends, has been nominated for a Grierson Award in the category Best Arts or Music Documentary. The prestigious Grierson Awards "celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence."
"The word legacy comes to mind when we think of the life and work of Jim Marshall. Unparalleled access to icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Johnny Cash bestow a distinction no other photographer can claim: a non-performance Grammy! In this discussion his former assistant and current owner of the Jim Marshall estate, Amelia Davis, shares lively stories of this celebrated icon."
When most people think of photographer Jim Marshall (1936-2010), scenes from rock and roll history come crashing to mind: Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire during the Monterey Pop Festival; Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin State Prison; Janis Joplin lounging like a vixen in a sparkly mini-dress with a bottle of Southern Comfort in hand; the Charlatans playing the Summer of Love concert in Golden Gate Park.
"Few photographers have had a life and career as historic as Jim Marshall. His pictures not only capture some of the most influential artists of the 20th century but also established a new level of intimacy in the relationship between entertainers and the photojournalists documenting them.
One of the most iconic photographers of the rock era with an eye for bringing out the humanity in oft-mysterious stars, Jim Marshall was the chief photographer at Woodstock, shot the Beatles' final ticketed concert and captured one of the most beloved Bob Dylan photos of all time. Amelia Davis' new book, Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture, includes legendary shots and some previously unseen photos from the late talent.