US photographer Barry Feinstein, best known for taking enduring pictures of musicians such as Bob Dylan and George Harrison, has died aged 80. He was responsible for capturing more than 500 record sleeves, including Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album. The Rolling Stones sleeve for Beggars Banquet, shot in a graffiti-covered toilet, was also Feinstein’s work. Friend and agent Dave Rolando paid tribute, calling him a “lovely man and a real talent”.
Feinstein’s work recently featured in Martin Scorsese’s documentary about Harrison, Living in the Material World. Feinstein’s picture of Dylan at a damp ferry port on the banks of the River Severn at Old Aust before the 1st suspension bridge was built between England and Wales, was also used in No Direction Home, Scorsese’s 2005 film about the musician.
The photographer, who was reluctant to talk about the stars he shot, was also the on-set photographer for Steve McQueen’s film Bullitt. Originally from the US, he shot most of his work in the UK. He died of natural causes on Thursday in Woodstock, New York state.