Lee Tanner fell in love with jazz and then with photography, and by the early 1950s he had begun combining those passions. He first published his images in jazz magazine, Down Beat, in 1958.
Unlike some other jazz photographers, Tanner focused almost exclusively on capturing candid moments. Using newer technology that allowed him to pursue “available light” photography, free of flashbulbs, he photographed musicians in their often dimly lighted natural environment: on stage, in live performance.
Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington by Lee Tanner
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