Respect The Shooter: David Gahr

10.24.2012

ART & DESIGN

Janis Joplin, Hotel Chelsea, March 1969

“Janis would like you or hate you on sight or insight. And was rarely wrong. She shrieked when I told her my assignment was for Time Magazine. ‘Damn; now my old man will know I’ve done something. I am someone! He always reads Time. Damn, damn, good.’ We miss you, Joplin, wherever you are. [Janis was] the sound of sex. After thirty minutes on stage, she can turn an audience into an incredible shambles of pure love.”

Caption: Janis Joplin in March 1969 in front of the Hotel Chelsea in New York City.© David Gahr Estate

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