One such image is Janis Joplin, lounging on a sofa, with a bottle of Southern Comfort in her hand. She is relaxed and smiling, and it is a scene that most people wouldn't see. He also took the famous photograph of Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire. These are both images that are important in the history of photography and also of music. The era of rock 'n' roll, the era of the hippie, the era of the psychedelic, were all documented by this man.
This obituary documents not only his death, but the mark he left on the music world. He didn't try to manufacture an image, and the images he created are revered and duplicated by photographers today. He was defined as someone who “captured pop stars in their full onstage glory, as well as in unguarded offstage scenes that humanized them as approachable or vulnerable.”(Sisaro). His images defined the personalities of their subjects. He helped show the people behind the music that was making was across the continent.