Born 1927 in the Bronx, New York City, American photographer and film director Jerry Schatzberg photographed for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and McCalls.
Schatzberg made his debut as a feature film director with 1970s Puzzle of a Downfall Child starring Faye Dunaway. He went on to direct films such as The Panic in Needle Park, which starred Al Pacino in 1971, Scarecrow, which shared the grand prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Honeysuckle Rose with Willie Nelson, Misunderstood (based on a novel by Florence Montgomery) and Street Smart in 1987 which earned Morgan Freeman his first Oscar Nomination.
As a still photographer, one of Schatzberg’s most famous images was the cover photo of the Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blonde, released in 1966. A collection of Schatzberg’s images of Dylan was published by Genesis Publications in 2006, titled Thin Wild Mercury.
Schatzberg resides in New York City, where he is working on several film projects, including a sequel to Scarecrow, co-written with Bruce Springsteen’s former publicist, Seth Cohen.
These beautiful pics are part of his work that Schatzberg photographed portrait of Sharon Tate in London in 1966.