“I thought Tom was not only a very talented songwriter, singer, and performer, but handsome to boot. I was never really attracted to fair-haired men, but if I was, Tom Petty would be my heartbreaker. I think he doesn’t get the respect he deserves in the canon of music the way Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil Young do because he is blonde.”
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, Rollingstone, 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.