Jim Anderson first trained his cameras on The Grateful Dead in Springfield
on June 30th 1974. And, as the Music, never stopped.
From that day, up to and beyond the last show with Jerry Garcia in Chicago
on July 9th 1995, his photos cover the spectrum
from close-ups of the Band, concert lighting & stage design, and
us Deadheads who carry the tradition.
Note: This url is becoming the landing page, or home, for Jim Anderson's Grateful Dead Photos. You may link to it now as I am keeping it up to date.
Soon the URL www.photog.com/gdead will become a index of shows, sort of a site map, and all my Dead pages and the photog.com home page will land here first. Thanks!
Fun Fotos from Oxford Maine, 1988 on the 4th of July Weekend
Seventy seven of
Jim Anderson's photos are peppered throughout Grateful
Dead The Illustrated Trip
Originally published in 2003, this book is the historic record
of the Dead scene. Many thanks & kudos to the fine folks
at DK Publishing, Maria Gibbs and Victoria Clark, who worked
long and tireless hours in its production. The Illustrated Trip
is now out of print and has become very collectable. Click on
the link and check out Amazon for used and new copies.
This web site,
started in 1999, is always a work in progress.
Jim Anderson's archive
holds thousands of photos starting in the mid 1970's, throughout
the '80's, with ton's of lighting design shots from the '90's.
And not to forget, the 00's and now the 10's. Also, there
are lots of cool shots of the Dead scene, not just the band
and stage. What began as a fun endeavor stemming from Jim's
professional photography career, being a Deadhead and early
taper, turned into a lifelong project to document this extraordinary
cultural phenomena somewhere along the road.
Over time, a great
deal of photography was shot specifically for good friend
Candace Brightman, long time lighting designer for the Grateful
Dead. Candace has her own company, Animated
Architecture, and has done beautiful work lighting Phil
& Friends, the '96 Olympic Village,
The Dead tours in the 00's
and Widespread Panic.
page and some of the rest of this web site may require adobe flash for
full functionality - sorry about that, but it is the best way to do
certain things for now
|Jim Anderson's Dead photos have
been seen in Dupree's Diamond News, DDN's Jerry Garcia Tribute,
on VH1's Grateful Dead Legend's Series, in the Deadheads Taping Compendium, Entertainment Weekly, Lighting Dimensions
Magazine, Performance Magazine, and the following:
The Warlocks: Hampton VA 1989
Dead To Terrapin: Hartford, May 28, 1977
Dead '01 Vault release - Nightfall of Diamonds
Dead - Dick's Picks No's: 12 13 15
17 25 29 & 34
Minkin - Art Designer and photography for Dick's Picks and GD
Ramsey Cutler - Gekographics - Designer for Dick's Picks and
Vault CD Art
'VH1 Legends: The Grateful Dead' Originally aired August
1995 - all reference removed from their site, ohwell
The 2003 Grateful Dead Calendar features several of Jim's photos
RIP: Heads Magazine - Canada
Times - Feature Article on Bob Weir in Japan
(385K PDF file - used with permission)
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