"Bob Marley in Santa Barbara, 1976"
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Image Size: 17" x 22"
Artist bio: Kim Gottlieb-Walker (b. 1947 Philadelphia, PA) is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 50 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the '60s and '70s.
A graduate of UCLA with honors in Motion Picture Production, Kim worked as a photo editor for Music World Magazine and photographer in the LA underground scene of the early '70s. Kim's ability to photograph candidly in natural light has produced some of her most iconic photographs in “Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae,” her first book, which documents many never-before-seen photographs of reggae legends including Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Peter Tosh with commentary from Cameron Crowe, Roger Steffens and former Island Records head of Publicity, Jeff Walker. She went on to shoot film stills for John Carpenter's Halloween, The Fog, Christine and Escape from New York and also worked at Paramount as unit photographer for Cheers and Family Ties.
In 1980, Kim was one of the few women admitted to the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600 and served as an elected representative for still photographers on their National Executive Board for over three decades.
Kim Gottlieb Walker's work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Jamaican Consulate in New York, Proud Gallery in Camden, London, Sugarmynt Gallery in S. Pasadena and KM Fine Arts in West Hollywood. She has been published in MOJO, Rolling Stone, Time, People, The Free Press, LA Weekly, Time Out, Feature Magazine, Music World and Crawdaddy. Her photos have appeared in several books including "Classic Hendrix" published by Genesis Press. Kim's High Times cover photo of Bob Marley remains the magazine's most popular cover to date.
Her second coffeetable photo book “On Set with John Carpenter” (Titan Books/Random House USA) is available at any book or genre store or through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.