Who Shot Rock and Roll

Celebrating the photographers who created the visual identity of rock music
Photograph by Jerry Schatzberg courtesy of Who Shot Rock and Roll

blog comments powered by Disqus
1 of 16

Bob Dylan photographed for the cover of his 'Blonde on Blonde' album cover in New York City, 1966

"We started shooting in the studio and I was getting some very nice images. It was not very hard to shoot Dylan. I'd brought him into the studio to have a little more control but eventually I wanted to get out and see what we could do outside. I'd always liked the meatpacking district. It was cold and neither of us was wearing much, but we started working. I must say that a lot of the images are very sharp and very good but he chose this one. Went right for it. A lot of people say it's supposed to be a drug trip but it's not. Why he went for it? Maybe because nobody else had a photo that was blurred and a little off register or maybe he thought it'd just be a good image. Who knows what was going on in his head." –Jerry Schatzberg

Interviews by Alex Vadukul

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.