Photo Gallery: Lynn Goldsmith Discusses Photographing Rock Legends Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and Keith Richards

Acclaimed photographer Lynn Goldsmith gave an inspiring and candid talk last night at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC, regaling the audience with tales of her years photographing legendary musicians, among them Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Gene Simmons and Debbie Harry. Goldsmith paid particular attention to her working friendship over the years photographing the iconic Patti Smith, which have been compiled into a new book Before Easter After. “Photos of Patti are electric in color because she had been portrayed publicly in a very black and white way,” Goldsmith said. “I wanted to change that.”

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Check out our photo gallery recap of some of the evening’s candid moments. (All event photos courtesy of Estelle Massry)

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith speaks at the Morrison Hotel Gallery (photo credit: Estelle Massry)
“The story is not only the photograph of the individual. It’s who they are and where they come from.” Patti Smith portrait by Lynn Goldsmith (Photo credit Estelle Massry)
“I see myself in Patti Smith in many ways.” (Lynn Goldsmith photo) (Photo credit: Estelle Massry)
Goldmith points to her photo of Patti Smith (photo credit: Estelle Massry)
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen portrait by Lynn Goldsmith (Photo credit Estelle Massry)
Gene Simmons of Kiss portrait by Lynn Goldsmith (Photo credit Estelle Massry)
“That leather jacket you see in the photos of Bruce and Frank Zappa…that’s my jacket! Bruce hated that fucking jacket but I took it off and told him to wear it! ” Lynn Goldsmith
Attendees at the Morrison Hotel Gallery reception (photo credit: Estelle Massry)

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