Jill Furmanovsky © Brian Carroll

Jill Furmanovsky speaking at the 2016 EYE International Photography Festival

Jill Furmanovsky in conversation with Eamonn McCabe

Jill Furmanovsky has been a professional photographer since 1972. She is best known for her images of rock bands and in 1972 she became the official photographer for London’s premiere rock venue The Rainbow Theatre. She has photographed all the big names in rock from Led Zeppelin to Oasis and in 1992 won the Jane Bown Observer Portrait award for the portrait of Charlie Watts. In 1998 she established Rockarchive to encourage recognition for the art and protect the rights of rock photographers.

Jill has published two books: The Moment: 25 Years of Rock Photography, 1995; and Was There Then: Oasis - A Photographic Journey, 1997

Ffoton had the great pleasure of meeting and talking with Jill in Aberystwyth at the 2016 EYE International Photography Festival.

Y mae Jill Furmanovsky wedi bod yn ffotograffydd proffesiynol ers 1972. Y mae'n cael ei hadnabod fel tynnwr lluniau bandiau roc ac yn 1972 fe gafodd swydd fel ffotograffydd swyddogol Theatr y Rainbow prif leoliad cyngherddau roc y 70'au yn Llundain. Y mae hi wedi tynnu lluniau mawrion y byd roc o Led Zeppelin i Oasis. Yn 1992 enillodd wobr Jane Bown yr Observer am y portread gwych o Charlie Watts. Yn 1998 fe sefydlodd Rockarchive i ennyn cydnabyddiaeth o'r gelfyddyd o ffotograffiaeth roc ac i amddiffyn hawliau'r ffotograffwyr.

Y mae wedi cyhoeddi dau lyfr: The Moment: 25 Years of Rock Photography, 1995; and Was There Then: Oasis - A Photographic Journey, 1997

Cawsom y fraint o gwrdd a sgwrsio gyda Jill yng Ngwyl Rhyngwladol yr Eye Aberystwyth 2016.

See below for a small selection of Jill's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

Ray Davies. © Emyr Young

Here's the photograph of The Kinks' Ray Davies by Emyr Young mentioned in the conversation with Jill.

View more of Jill's work on her website: www.jillfurmanovsky.com
And on Rock Archive: www.rockarchive.com

Gallery images © Jill Furmanovsky. Used with permission of the photographer.
Ray Davies image © Emyr Young
Images of Jill Furmanovsky © Brian Carroll

Links from this conversation:
Rockarchive - beware, you could spend hours on the website! Classic
Rainbow Theatre, London (Wikipedia)
Bob Dylan visiting 'Dave in Crouch End' - true story or Urban Myth? (Guardian website)
Jill Furmanovsky images in The National Portrait Gallery
Was There Then: Vintage Oasis shots (Guardian website)
Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures (Guardian website - Jill won the 1992 Jane Bown Observer Portrait award)
Modern Rocks Gallery - more of Jill's work available to view online (and buy)

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Great video from Rockarchive - photographer Jill Furmanovsky in conversation with the late Storm Thorgerson, legendary British designer behind some of the most memorable album covers of all time. © Jill Furmanovsky / Rockarchive.
See more unique Rockarchive videos over on their website www.rockarchive.com/videos