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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. 

 

New EP From The Pixies

Vintage Pixies by Chris Cuffaro/ The Hell Gate

They’re baaack. 4 brand new songs, EP-1 out now, yet another very hush-hush release a la David Bowie.  We are still trying to wrap our brains around Kim Deal not in the line up.  Check out the video for Indie Cindy below

Thurston Moore by Jonas Bang/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission. To license this image set go here.

Great performance, solo Thurston Moore at Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark. Jonas just schooled us- store in Danish means big scene, not in store, apologies for any confusion.  Jonas has also shot some great video for  The Wands. The live version of Broken Twin’s Beaches is beautiful. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW4LXvFBB6I

 

Jack White Video by AG Rojas

Jack White by Jamie Beeden/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

AG Rojas has done it again- another excellent video, “Sixteen Salteens” from Jack White’s solo album Blunderbuss. The video is wonderfully disturbing without being over the top and features children, again. As far as we are concerned AG is at the top of his game and we can’t wait to see more videos from him.

Hey, Jane

Epic new video from Spiritualized, “Hey Jane”, directed by AJ. Rojas. Easily one of the best videos we’ve seen in years.

Love that the first “single” clocks in at over 8 minutes- very Spritualized indeed. New album “Sweet Heart Sweet Light” is out April 16th on Fat Possum.

Steve Gullick, in our humble opinion photographed one of the greatest J Spaceman photos ever- Mt. Etna 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Art & New Death Cab For Cutie Video

 

Death Cab For Cutie by Elchanon Black/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Running up to Death Cab For Cutie’s new full length release Codes & Keys out on Atlantic Records May 31st, DCFC teamed up with Shepard Fairey for its video “Home is a Fire”. The video is co-directed by bassist Nicholas Harmer and shows Fairey doing some art in his studio to illustrate the lyrics of “Home is a Fire” and explore the home as a haven or a place to burn down and reconstruct. To see more about the collaboration and the video go here.