As a singer/songwriter, Bob Dylan is a pioneer in the art of folk and rock as a leader of social consciousness who embraces his vision for world peace through his artistic and thoughtful lyrics. Dylan’s personal life has been for the most part private with the exception of a few special people who he let into his sought-after inner circle. Photographer Jerry Schatzberg is one of those people.
Dylan fans now have the opportunity to get to know a little more about special moments in Dylan's career on the road thanks to Schatzberg’s photo sessions with the music icon. Schatzberg is now sharing a select set of rare photos of Dylan for his fans to enjoy. The images represent a series of special and rare pictures that he was able to shoot while hanging out with Dylan. Some photos are set up in the format of a photo shoot. Others are organic in the moment of Dylan while on rounds or on the road.
Schatzberg established a natural rapport with Dylan who welcomed the idea to have him shoot photos up close and personal taking fans behind the scenes in private moments with the rock icon revealing Dylan in artistic and thoughtful moments on and off the stage. Some of the rare photos of Schatzberg are captured in black and white and include moments like a collage of headshots of Dylan taking a smoke, another of Dylan posing with the portrait of a sad-eyed lady, a photo of him pausing on stage covering his eyes while performing in a live concert, and a photo of Dylan chatting on the phone in a relaxing moment at a hangout.