Finding the First Woman Photographer of Cool: Jini Dellaccio
If you were asked to name some of the boldest images of 20th century rock photography, you could be forgiven for not mentioning, Neil Young “flying like a bird” on his Laurel Canyon rooftop, one of the earliest documented performance moments of The Who’s Pete Townsend’s guitar flying through the air, a bunch of punk rockers lounging high in a tree, circa 1964. Remember that date!
When I decided to tell the unknown story of pioneering rock and roll photographer, Jini Dellaccio, I became fascinated by the impact of photography, as an art form. I soon realized that I had stumbled upon something much more than a little known archive of cool band shots taken in the mid 1960s by a middle-aged self-taught photographer.
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