Herman Leonard

Jazz, Giants and Journeys: The Photography of Herman Leonard
by David Houston
Publisher's Description
First book on Herman Leonard's full body of workOnly book in print containing his iconic jazz portraits of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, among others.Accompanies traveling exhibition of Herman Leonard's photography organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.Foreword by Quincy JonesWith a camera as his backstage pass, Herman Leonard has photographed the giants of jazz in their golden age, movie stars on set and the fashion world of Paris in the 1960s, as well as the inner sanctums of his beloved New Orleans. His friendships with the jazz greats allowed him to vividly capture the magical moments of the Harlem and Paris jazz clubs in the 1940s and 50s, using his unique command of cinematic lighting to capture the essence of the time. His colorful life and travels enabled him to document the lives of cultural icons of his day, with such rare images as Marilyn Monroe on an elephant in the circus, to Albert Einstein at his desk. This exquisite book is the first full treatment of this extraordinary life and distinctive body of work, giving Leonard's photographs the artistic recognition they deserve.David Houston is Chief Curator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.
ISBN: 1857594347
Publisher: Scala Publishers
Hardcover : 239 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.3 x 12.1 x 1.2 inches
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