'Electric Hair'

Jerry Garcia 1968 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The original photo was taken back stage at a concert in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, in 1968.
At that time I was working for Saul Zaentz of Fantasy Records, Oakland. I was able to talk my way in to the back stage area.
The sun light was coming from the side and giving Jerry's hair an electric effect.
I remarked that his hair looked electric and he said "That's great! Love to see a print"
At that time I made two 16x20 prints, gave Jerry one and kept the other.

The Sixties, Bill Graham, Saul Zaentz and Fantasy Records

"Down on the corner, out in the street Willy and the Poorboys are playin'..."

About This Photo.

'Electric Hair'

The original was a 35mm slide. Taken with a Nikon and 135mm lens.

Back at my family's photography lab. (Professional Color Laboratory)

I made 4x5 internegative to bring out the electric hair.

I then made a high contrast black and white kodalith positive,

then a black and white kodalith mask negative.

I used the B+W kodalith negative mask and sandwiched it to the color internegative.

I then placed it between a piece of ground glass and clear glass.

With it now being four layers thick, my focus was on the ground glass, which gave me a sharp print.

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