Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind the camera. Marshall was a walking contradiction and most often his own worst enemy, spending much of his life battling inner demons.
Jim Marshall was a maverick with a camera. An outsider with attitude who captured the heights of Rock’N’Roll music, and the seismic changes of an era. From the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, from Woodstock to the civil rights movement – Marshall’s wild side mixed with a compassionate eye led him to immortalise some of the most iconic moments of the 60s and 70s.
It was this passion for music that soon led him to capture some of the most iconic figures in music history including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, The Beatles last live concert, the Monterey Pop Festival, Johnny Cash’s concerts in Folsom and St Quentin Prisons, Woodstock, and the infamous image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. It was at this time that he also began his obsession with capturing images of the iconic peace sign, which symbolized the powerful reaction to the escalating war in Vietnam.
It was his abrasive but honest approach, combined with an incredible skill to build trust, that gave him exceptional access to his subjects and allowed him to expand his portfolio beyond celebrities – documenting history across the ages.