What sort of “anything classic” fan wouldn’t love one of the most important documentations in the history of rock music and how would it be possible for Bob Dylan not to have everything to do with it?
Daniel Kramer – one of the best photographers ever – met Dylan when he was only 23 years old, in Woodstock. Dylan was just starting to walk the walk of fame and he was quite awkward in front pf Kramer’s camera. This, of course, was about to change.
Kramer, between 1964 and 1965, had full access to Dylan, on and off stage, so he was able to take a series of photos that are mesmerizing and they’re absolutely capturing the transit of Dylan to super stardom.
This portfolio “A Year and a Day” was first released in 1967 and became instant classic. Half a century later, TASCHEN rediscovers this breakthrough bodywork and adds shots from two other Kramer albums “Bringing it All Back Home” and “Highway 61 Revisited”, as well as photos that have never been published yet. The outcome is 200 photos into one masterpiece book, released in just 1,565 copies, all numbered and signed by the photographer.
The highlights of this photo album include outtakes from the concert at Lincoln Center with Joan Baez and the Philharmonic Orchestra, in-studio moments from the recording of Bringing It All Back Home and the concert at Forest Hills.
All photos by Daniel Kramer
Courtesy of TASCHEN