Patti Smith “In the late seventies and early eighties, record labels and periodicals ther than fashion magazines did not use professional hair-and-makeup people or clothing stylists on shoots. It was rare for them to pay for use of a photo studio or for any assistants. They’d say there was no budget for it. I wanted to help artists have an identity that fit their music, so I would often pay for whatever it took to make for a better shoot. I did it myself or got friends who did that kind of work to help me for very little money.”
Lynn Goldsmith’s imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.