Barry Feinstein, the photographer of some of the most iconic album covers in rock history, has passed away of natural causes at the age of 80, Rolling Stone reports. According to his official website, Feinstein designed over 500 album covers. He's also remembered for his countless photographs of a young Bob Dylan, including the pictures that became the covers for The Times They Are A-Changin' and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. Feinstein's camera also created the images that appear on the front of the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Janis Joplin's Pearl, and many more albums that are essential to every music fan's collection.
Feinstein's covers weren't as flashy as other designers of that era, like Pink Floyd's collabration with Hipgnosis. Instead, he had an innate ability to capture artists at their coolest moments. Celebrate Feinstein's work with this collection of his best covers, and check out his gallery of music royalty at his official site:
The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet
Gram Parsons' GP
Janis Joplin's Pearl
George Harrison's All Things Must Pass
The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man
Flying Burrito Brothers' Gilded Palace of Sin
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II
The Band & Bob Dylan's Before the Flood
Bob Dylan's The Time They Are A-Changin'
[All photos: Barry Feinstein]