That photo above is something, ain't it? Ron Gardner of the Wailers knows he's tough. The guy is showing swagger just standing there. Shit, he's not even fully standing, he's leaning. Regardless, with the backstage visitors and the imagined scenario, it's one of my favorite candid rock 'n' roll photos of all time. I now know who took it, along with other iconic photos of the Wailers, the Sonics and other Northwest bands. Her name was Jini Dellaccio. She was a fashion photographer when she accepted an assignment to photograph what she thought was going to be whalers. Making the most of the serendipitous turn, she would end up taking some of the best band photos in existence of the Northwest mob.
There is a book, and according to the website for it, prints will be available for purchase at some point, though I'm sure they'll be out of my reach. Hey, at least now I have a name. Thank you Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban for the tip.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Wailers - Out of Our Tree mp3 at Beware of the Blog
The Wailers - Mashi mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Her Aim Is True (trailer) at YouTube Documentary about Jini Dellacio
Jini Dellacio - Official site
Her Aim Is True - Documentary site
A Look Back At Rock Photography Pioneer at Seattle Times