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“Save some film for this Hendrix cat…” How one photographer made Jimi an icon

When a photographer told Ed Caraeff to save some snaps for Jimi, he would go on to take some of Hendrix's most iconic pictures. We take a look at those and more from his brand new book

I was the high-school photographer. It wasn’t my career plan, I was just really into photography, and my photography teacher, Mr Meade, was accessible and caring, not like any teacher I had before.

I was listening to the radio, and heard that a band I really liked, The Seeds, were arriving at LAX the next day. Since the school was only eight minutes away, I skipped out at lunchtime, went to the airport and took photos of the band with my school’s camera equipment. A lady executive from The Seeds’ label handed me her business card and told me to bring her those photos for her to see – and my rock’n’roll photography career started, though I didn’t know it at the time.



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