Iconic Woodstock Photographer Elliot Landy has been involved in some pretty hefty projects, he photographed legends such as Bob Dylan, The Band, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to name a few.
Now the veteran photographer is sizing up to introduce audiences to another one of his extraordinary works: Woodstock Vision, The Spirit Of A Generation brought into the fold of The Band during the recording of their first 2 records, Landy captured over 8,000 frames of film of The Band.
These revealing shots make up the collection of photos, which evoke so many memories of being on the scene, the images were protected and cherished, for over forty years and super charge the book with its unique insight from the lens of the critically acclaimed photographer.
Landy has joined Kickstarter, the sourcing crowd support,to turn a selection of the best and his favorites from the thousands of images he took of The Band, into a finely printed book.
Fans of The Band, the Woodstock era, and photography professionals and buffs alike will be able to relive the experiences Landy had while photographing and hanging out with a group of musicians that changed music history.
"I took the photos for their first two albums, Music From Big Pink and The Band. During that period I was the only photographer they let take pictures of them. They treated me like a friend and allowed me the freedom to hang out and take whatever pictures I wanted", says Landy of working with The Band.
The Kickstarter campaign began Saturday, December 14th and will go through Tuesday, January 28th. In the first three days it raised nearly half of the goal. See what Vanity Fair has to say about the project.
The book will be available in two hardcover versions: A Regular Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition. Deluxe Limited Edition copies will come in a slipcase, signed and numbered and will also include an 8x10 print of "The Band with Hamlet" available in a limited number of copies.
Please visit here to learn more about the Kickstarter campaign. For more information on Elliott Landy and his extraordinary body of work, please visit LandyVision. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElliotLandyOfficial