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The Woodstock Episodes

Henry Diltz

Head Photographer

Woodstock 1969

Henry Diltz is an extraordinary rock n roll photographer unlike any other, and a raconteur extraordinaire.  He lived at Ground Zero of the Music Scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, and his stories of the Sixties are  fascinating and highly entertaining oral history.

A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour, as he is a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music.

The rapport he’s developed with his musician friends, along with his down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.


For Diltz, the pictures began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin’ Spoonful. Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz easily submerged himself in the world of music: the road, the gigs, the humor, the social consciousness, the psychedelia, the up and down times.


Henry Diltz at Woodstock, 1969 
Photo © Henry Diltz Photography

For over 40 years, his work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in books, magazines and newspapers. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock , The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists. Diltz continues his distinguished career, generating new and vibrant photographs that inspire the rock n’ roll fan in each of us. Henry Diltz is a partner in, and is exclusively published and represented by the Morrison Hotel Gallery.

“This is not history, this is evidence!”
- Glenn Frey, Eagles

“I’m the drummer, you’re the photographer, it’s as simple as that.”
- Ringo Starr

“Early on in his career, Henry mastered the art of capturing the moment. What he has proved over the decades is the illusive art of capturing life”
- Gerry Beckley, America


Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. 

 Photo  ©Henry Diltz Photography 


Richie Havens at Woodstock. 

 Photo©Henry Diltz Photography 


John Sebastian at Woodstock.   

Photo©Henry Diltz Photography 

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