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Elliott Landy : Photographs of Janis Joplin On the Road & On Stage


Photographs of Janis Joplin On the Road & On Stage is a 196 page book of Elliott Landy’s photographs of Janis Joplin––featuring 129 photos of both his iconic and many never-before-published images of Janis. The photographs are accompanied by Janis’ candid thoughts taken from conversations and interviews recorded by David Dalton, a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, while on tour with Janis in 1970. Landy’s photographs portray both the public and private lives of Janis, offering an intimate behind the scenes glance at her brief yet groundbreaking years of fame.

Elliott writes: “I photographed Janis in 1968 and 1969 and over the years Ive used maybe 15 or 20 of the photographs in various publications. Until I began putting this book together I didnt realize how many other great photos I had. We looked at every negative and slide I took of her. The text was selected from extensive recordings of interviews with Janis made by David Dalton during the last year of her life. We matched her words with my photographs to provide a personal insight into her life and career, creating a unique look at Janis.”

About Elliott Landy:
Best known for his classic “rock” photographs, Elliott Landy was one of the first music photographers to be recognized as an “artist”. His celebrated works include portraits of Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline), The Band (Music From Big Pink and The Band album), Janis Joplin, Van Morrison (Moondance), Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc. He was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Since 1967, Elliott’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone, and the Saturday Evening Post. He has published 11 books of his photographs including, The Band Photographs, 1968-1969, which was the highest funded photographic book in Kickstarter history at that time.

He is also the architect of a new App, LandyVision® which blends still and moving imagery with music to create a new type of interactive sound and visual experience.


Elliott Landy : Photographs of Janis Joplin On the Road & On Stage
Hardcover, 10×10 inches, 196 pages, 129 photos. Beautifully printed on heavy weight paper.

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