Travel editor Stanley Moss and photographer Paula Sweet are out in California with their friend Henry Diltz, who is being awarded with a Trustees’ Award on February 4, as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Week.
Diltz is a legendary music photographer and founding partner of Morrison Hotel Gallery. His work appears on over 250 album covers and thousands of publicity shots in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the official photographer at Woodstock, and photographed the Doors for their Morrison Hotel cover. His photograph of Paul and Linda McCartney appeared on a Life cover in April 1971.
Previous recipients of the Trustees’ Award include the Beatles, Walt Disney, Dick Clark, and Duke Ellington.
Diltz never set out to be a photographer and was a musician in his own right, as part of the Modern Folk Quartet. Phil Spector produced one of their last singles. He found he had a passion for photography and his work found favour among the celebrated musicians of the ’60s and ’70s.
Some of his work can be found at the Morrison Hotel Gallery website.