November 13th, 2013

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

ART KANE

Some photographers are universally known. Most are not, including a few geniuses.

Art Kane was a NY commercial photographer who was a pioneer in many ways. He is perhaps best known for his 1958 group shot of 57 famous jazz musicians gathered together on the streets of Harlem. Another image he created was the cover of an album for The Who called The Kids are Alright, a reference to London “mods” who embraced the rock group in the ’60s.

Here’s an alternate from that shoot, The Who wrapped in the Union Jack with children included. It was made in the Morningside Park of New York in 1968. He was a master of the 24mm lens.