Jim Anderson first trained his cameras on The Grateful Dead in Springfield
on June 30th 1974. And, as the Music, never stopped.
From that day, up to and beyond the last show with Jerry Garcia in Chicago
on July 9th 1995, his photos cover the spectrum
from close-ups of the Band, concert lighting & stage design, and
us Deadheads who carry the tradition.
Note: Soon I'll be retiring this URL (gdead/index.html) as the landing
page for Jim Anderson's Grateful Dead Photos. This page will become
more or less a site map page. Starting now please link to the new
Grateful Dead Photos Home page: www.photog.com/grateful-dead-photos.html
For the time being I am keeping this page as is until all internal
links are moved to that new page. A complete redesign is in the offing.
- I've been so busy shooting assignment work this spring, there has
been only small changes here -
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Photos from the May
1977 Boxed Set
- My Favorite Tour -
prices are still in effect on all
lab production concert
Purchase Prints and Products online directly from
the galleries using Paypal - Artists such as: Yes, Clapton, Furthur,
I can't take requests on demand to scan old concert film photography
on the chance I might have something you
When it comes a time that I find a few extra hours to scan your requested show I will
post it on the web and contact you
Requests for images from my film
archives for use in major publications are tendered.
As always there are fees for research time, image scanning
Fun Fotos from Oxford Maine, 1988 on the 4th of July Weekend
Seventy seven of
Jim Anderson's photos are peppered throughout Grateful
Dead The Illustrated Trip
Originally published in 2003, this book is the historic record
of the Dead scene. Many thanks & kudos to the fine folks
at DK Publishing, Maria Gibbs and Victoria Clark, who worked
long and tireless hours in its production. The Illustrated Trip
is now out of print and has become very collectible. Click on
the link and check out Amazon for used and new copies.
This web site, started in 1998 (predating YouTube, Face-book, etc, by many years) is always a work in progress which is my personal time.
Jim Anderson's archive
holds thousands of photos starting in the mid 1970's, throughout
the '80's, with ton's of lighting design shots from the '90's.
And not to forget, the 00's and now the 10's. Also, there
are lots of cool shots of the Dead scene, not just the band
and stage. What began as a fun endeavor as well as a deep underlying need to document the experience and stemming from Jim's
professional photography career, also being a Deadhead and early
taper and as time progressed, became a lifelong project to document this extraordinary
cultural phenomena always evolving along the road.
Over time, a great
deal of photography was shot specifically for good friend
Candace Brightman, long time lighting designer for the Grateful
Dead. Candace has her own company, Animated
Architecture, and has done beautiful work lighting Phil
& Friends, the '96 Olympic Village,
The Dead tours in the 00's
and Widespread Panic.
page and some of the rest of this web site may require adobe flash for
full functionality - sorry about that, but it is the best way to do
certain things for now
|Jim Anderson's Dead photos have
been seen in Dupree's Diamond News, DDN's Jerry Garcia Tribute,
on VH1's Grateful Dead Legend's Series, in the Deadheads Taping Compendium, Entertainment Weekly, Lighting Dimensions
Magazine, Performance Magazine, and the following:
May 1977 Box Set
Dave's Picks No's: 1, 2 & 4
Road Trips Volume 4 Number 2 Brendan Byrne Arena April Fool's 1988
The Warlocks: Hampton VA 1989
Dead To Terrapin: Hartford, May 28, 1977
Dick's Picks No's: 12, 13, 15, 17, 25, 29 & 34
Dead '01 Vault release - Nightfall of Diamonds
Minkin - Art Designer and photography for Dick's Picks and GD
Ramsey Cutler - Gekographics - Designer for Dick's Picks and
Vault CD Art
'VH1 Legends: The Grateful Dead' Originally aired August
1995 - all reference removed from their site, oh-well
The 2003 Grateful Dead Calendar features several of Jim's photos
RIP: Heads Magazine - Canada
Times - Feature Article on Bob Weir in Japan
(385K PDF file - used with permission)
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