cover image Flashing on the 60's

Flashing on the 60's

Chronicle Books, Lisa Law. Chronicle Books, $14.95 (143pp) ISBN 978-0-87701-465-2

In 1965, 22-year-old Law was living in a Los Angeles mansion where Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan and various musicians subletted suites. Joining this casual music scene, she took intimate snapshots of such stars as Lou Reed, John Sebastian and Janis Joplin, noting that ""perhaps because I was not a professional photographer and therefore not taken seriously by anyone, including myself, I was able to record some of the more relaxed moments from those days.'' In the 160 photos presented here, Law also captures be-ins, antiwar protests, Woodstock and other memorable events. Accompanying these nostalgic photos are reminiscences by Paul Krassner, Wavy Gravy, Allen Ginsberg and others. Law has produced a book of depth, beauty and impactshe has captured the heart of the '60s. (November)