Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam
war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967.
He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both
backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 69.
His images of Bob
Dylan and The
Morrison, Joan Baez, Van
Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene
during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969
Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.
that, Elliott moved on to other inspirations and art forms, photographing
his own children and travels, creating impressionist
flower photographs and doing motion and kaleidoscopic photography
in both still and film formats.
His photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all
print mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday
Evening Post, etc. and album covers, calendars, photographic book collections,
has published Woodstock
Vision, The Spirit of A Generation, in book and CD-ROM format, and
authored the book Woodstock 69, The First Festival.