Daniel Kramer, "Bob Dylan/Playing Chess/Woodstock, NY, 1964".

Daniel Kramer, “Bob Dylan/Playing Chess/Woodstock, NY, 1964”.

Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer, a New York-based award-winning photographer and film director, was recently nominated by the Music Journalism Awards for his photographs of Bob Dylan. His pictures have been published throughout the world and exhibited or collected by such museums as the George Eastman House, the National Portrait Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kramer’s 1967 book, Bob Dylan, was the first major work on the artist. His photographs appear on the album/CD covers for Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Biograph, The Bob Dylan Song Book, and Bringing It All Back Home, which was nominated for a Grammy and selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Album Covers of All Time. Daniel Kramer lives in New York City. His web page is www.danielkramer.com. Some of my best memories of Woodstock are of Bernard Paturel’s Café Espresso where Bob spent a lot of time. I remember great food and wine, conversation, playing chess, and making music. I played ‘spoons.’  —Daniel Kramer