The photographer likes the “grateful dead” for one reason: In one of the band’s performances, the rule of “only the first three songs” of the photo pit has a new meaning.
Since the beginning of the band’s career, Garcia and other “Grateful Dead” bands have allowed fans to bring cameras to the show to express their creativity. Jay Blakesberg’s career as a photographer has followed the same trajectory as the band, he has evolved from a teenage fan into a broad “Dead” documentary director. “You know, being with Garcia has something to do with body language-raising his hands high or showing a bright smile, raising his legs a little bit, so that it can flourish. In those rare moments, With a few shots like this, you can catch Garcia like this.”
In a joint interview with photographer Jeff Kravitz, you can see some photos of Blakesberg and learn more about his experience in shooting the band, which stood out among the hosts of his Facebook Live program “420 Live”.