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YOUNG BOB : John Cohen's Early Photographs of Bob Dylan Hardcover – 1 Dec 2003
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About the Author
John Cohen, born in 1932 in New York City, studied photography and painting at Yale under Josef Albers and Herbert Matter. His photographs are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, as well as The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Cohen studied photography and painting under Joseph Albers and Herbert Matter at Yale, and his images have been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Aperture. Cohen's award-wining films have been screened worldwide and his band, The New Lost City Ramblers, has received several Grammy nominations. A former professor of Visual Arts at SUNY Purchase, New York, from 1972-1979, and the author of There is No Eye (powerHouse Books 2001 and 2003), Cohen lives in Putnam Valley, New York.
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The first photographs (black and white) were done at Cohen's place when Bob was just starting out in New York City, and he was 20 years old. You will see a few real stunners, some casual ones, funny offbeat ones, and then some color 1970 snapshots of him (probably on his property and just walking across the street).
The first photograph inside is the one offered in the booklet that goes with Bootleg #7, which is a real stunner only here you get a full photo and it's clearer and bigger. Then on page 6 is the one I like even more than the first one (maybe). I, being female, can tell you that this makes Bob look like a model. Guys may be shy of pointing out his good looks, but I can do that. So gals and guys who see Bob as a hero or idol should like this book. There is a casual photo of Bob strolling alongside his baby in a buggy, and I really like this one too because it reveals his high forehead--FINALLY!!!!!!!!
(Some movie-type small photos also.)
You will not be disappointed.
Get this book instead of wasting your money on "Forever Young."
As accompanying text there are three transcribed radios interviews with Bob Dylan which are contemporaneous to the photographs. This is also a winning point of this book; having both the photographs and the young Dylan speak for themselves.