Michael Zagaris’ photographic oeuvre is one of the last great rock archives, the vast majority of which has remained unseen until now.
After a short career working under Senator Robert Kennedy, Zagaris dove into the rock music scene of 1970’s San Francisco, where he was responsible for shooting the most influential musicians of the decade including The Clash, The Grateful Dead, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Led Zeppelin, and more.
Michael Zagaris’ photographs of legendary musicians are some of the best portraits of their kind. His unique perspective led to many editorial gigs, working steadily for Rolling Stone, Creem, Melody Maker, NME, and Oui. His work also went beyond music to capture some of the most vital counter culture figures of the 1970s.