Legendary record producer and engineer Eddie Kramer shot photos of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Led zeppelin while working with these and other rock legends and has now launched eddiekramerarchives.com where fans can get their hands on 50 different original prints. Here is the official word:
This coming year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Eddie Kramer's career in music. It was in 1962 that the 20 year-old native of Capetown, South Africa started working as a "tea-boy" (go-fer) at London's Advision Studios, prior to which he had been recording local jazz groups in his living room.
He went on to collaborate with some of the top names in rock, engineering and/or producing albums by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, KISS and recorded the entirety of the Woodstock Festival. In celebration of his 50th year in the business and his 70th birthday, eddiekramerarchives.com offers 50 different photographs, shot between 1967 - 1972, the period Eddie calls "The Golden Era of Rock n' Roll."
Eddie's photos have been exhibited in cities around the world, including The Grammy Museum, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MTV corporate headquarters in New York, the San Francisco Art Exchange, Wild About Music Gallery in Santa Monica, The Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York and Southern California, VIP Gallery in Rotterdam, Gallerie Profilen of Denmark, as well as the Metropolis Studios and Proud Gallery in London. Several of Eddie's photos are on permanent display at Experience Music Project in Seattle. His images chronicle his years working with some of the biggest and most creative artists of any generation, including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Chuck Berry, Joe Cocker, Albert King, Ted Nugent, Santana, Steve Marriott, Steve Winwood, Johnny Winter and Frank Zappa, Images sold through the site are first generation, signed, custom prints that are offered in a variety of formats including museum quality black and white silver gelatin and color Lambda C-type prints, printed on watercolor rag paper or giclée canvas.
It's understood that any producer is only as good as the sounds and sights he helps create. By this standard, Eddie Kramer must be regarded as one of the very best. For five decades Kramer has painted the rock landscape with his aural and visual brush, working with some of music history's biggest names:. He not only produced and engineered music for these legendary artists who continue to influence rock musicians and producers through successive generations, but he also has set the standard for rock production for all time. Kramer is a true innovator and continues to work as producer, engineer, author, software developer, lecturer and studio designer. His photographs have been exhibited in some of the world's most prestigious galleries and museums and have become prized possession of collectors throughout the world. His recordings continue to define the soundtrack of each new decade. His affect is one of good cheer, as heard in his signature phrase: "Up is louder mate!!!"
Please visit www.eddiekramerarchives.com to order and for additional details.