Jimi Hendrix

The Photography Of Jim Cummins

 

Jimi Hendrix at Record Plant Studios, NYC, recording Izabella, February 1970

Jimi Hendrix at Record Plant Studios, NYC, recording Izabella, February 1970

The Hell Gate is proud to announce its collaboration with Image Fortress in handling the archive legendary photographer Jim Cummins.  Over 900 music albums from that era, many of which went Gold, Platinum and Diamond, used Jim’s photographs as their album covers. Many of his other photographs of legendary performers of that era were published as magazine covers and in feature articles in magazines such as Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Life Magazine. Two of Jim’s album covers won Album Cover of The Year awards, and Jim’s photograph for the cover of the groundbreaking November, 1967 issue of Newsweek Magazine, devoted to the civil rights issues confronting America during the 1960s, won the National Magazine Award.  Among the many greats he’s photographed are Janis, Jimi, Miles Davis and countless others.

Check out the feature reel of Jim discussing shooting Janis. Janis Joplin – The Photo Autobiographies

 

The Jim Cummins archive is available for licensing here. Check for more content.

 

We want to thank Image Fortress and especially Bob Pokress for making this happen.

Bio excerpt courtesy of Image Fortress. 

 

Olympic Studios Reincarnated

Jimmy Page by Ed Perlstein/ The Hellgate-one of the many artists to have recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios

Jimmy Page by Ed Perlstein/ The Hell Gate- one of the many artists to have recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios

Besides an excuse to post a photo of Jimmy Page, a recent article in the BBC travel section highlights that you don’t have to completely cling to history or erase it. The Olympic Studios is being turned into a cinema house and it’s not a bad thing. Instead of completely extinguishing the essence of the studios, the cinema house is paying homage to the building’s music roots. There will be posters of legends that have recorded there- Hendrix, Led Zep, just to name a view and it will be equipped with a state of the art sound system. Ron Wood has donated one of his original painting already. We’d gladly take this any day over going to a multiplex. Read the article here. Now if only New York real estate developers thought like this, sigh.