Barry Feinstein was an American photographer and filmmaker, known for his photographs of 1950s Hollywood, the 1960s music scene, and his close personal and professional relationships. Some of Bob Dylan’s most iconic images were shot by Feinstein. Feinstein also produced over 500 album covers, featuring his photographs and graphic designs.
Feinstein’s early career started as an assistant photographer at Life magazine. He subsequently became a sought-after photographer in Hollywood, where he worked with Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Charlton Heston, Jayne Mansfield, and Steve McQueen. His photos of celebrities, as well such politicians as John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, appeared in national publications, including Time, Esquire, and Newsweek.
In the 1960s, Feinstein became known for his photographs of the music scene. He accompanied Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour of England and shot the cover photos of numerous albums by Janis Joplin, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, and others. In 1974 he again toured with Dylan, this time with The Band, around the United States.