Ed Caraeff is a photographer and art director. He has worked with, photographed, designed or art directed hundreds of album covers. His photography archive includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison,Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Elton John, Carly Simon,Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Marvin Gaye.
His work is included in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines, world-wide. His ground-breaking chance photo of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on-stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic rock photos of all-time and is the only photo ever to appear twice on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
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As a photographer, one of the best gigs you could get was shooting an album cover. And over his career as a photographer and art director, Ed Caraeff’s work has been featured on several notable records, including Iggy & the Stooges ‘Fun House’, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band’s ‘Trout Mask’, ‘Closing Time’ by Tom Waits and Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets.’Read the full article
“Iggy reminded me a little of Jim Morrison. At one point during the gig, Iggy picked up a glowing candle off a table and poured hot melted wax down his bare chest.”Read the full article
Photographer and art director Ed Caraeff has worked with some of the most iconic names in music, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Elton John, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Marvin Gaye.Read the full article
Iconic Images speak to Ed Caraeff about photographing Tom Petty.Read the full article