Interviews with Icons, Flashing on the Sixties

Interviews with Icons, Flashing on the Sixties


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Interviews with Icons, Flashing on the Sixties by photographer Lisa Law

Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 12 inches
Paperback: 225 pages
Publisher: Lumen Books (November 15, 1999)

“Lisa Law is the real thing.  She held the mirror up to us, and we responded.” –Dennis Hopper

“Lisa laws book ‘Interviews with Icons’ really spills the beans the true rightious beans of wonder. Feast your eyes!” –Wavy G.



In Lisa Law s Interviews with Icons, some of the best minds of any modern generation tell us where they were and what they were doing in the 60s when all hell broke loose all over the globe and love applied to more than just your partner or family. For more than 35 years, Lisa Law has captured the hearts and souls of our subculture s icons with her camera. Now she presents us with a closer look. The dialogues and conversations in these pages retrieve the essence of what made the 60s a time of tremendous transformation-from these powerful movers and shakers, presenting them in recorded moments of truth and delight. As Lisa points out, most people know most of these figures, but few really know anything about their personal memories and visionary intellects. You ve seen them as characters in dozens of movies, heard them sing and read poetry, talk spirituality on radio and television, but you ve never seen them the way Lisa captures them here. Lisa angle on an interview is as unique as her camera s angle on her famous subjects. If you saw the movie or read the book, Flashing on the Sixties, you ll relish these extended interviews. If you haven t connected with Lisa Law s documenting before, you are in for a ride that will tickle your intellect, make you mad, make you laugh, bring tears to our eyes, and show you why these icons made the 60s such an important time in our evolution. --Lumen Press


Lisa Law is an artist. She has captured the very essence of the 60s with these insightful interviews and photographs of the decade s movers and shakers. Enjoy! I did. Graham Nash Lisa laws book Interviews with Icons really spills the beans the true rightious beans of wonder. Feast your eyes! Wavy Gravy Lisa was there! Furthermore she had the spirit, guts, and discretion to be trusted by all the players. If you want a real taste of the Sixties, Lisa is one of the great chefs. Peter Coyote, actor, author, Sleeping Where I Fall. --Graham Nash/Wavy Gravy/Peter Coyote


Lisa Law is the quintessential documentarian of the great ideals of the 1960s. But unlike many of the other celebrity photographer s, Lisa has held the meaning of the 60s in her heart and mind to pass on to young people, generation after generation giving a gift to the world that is irreplaceable. If you want to know what the 60s and the early 70s meant then and now, and will never lose their meaning, read her books and watch her movie the seminal and unique, Flashing on the Sixties. They are each priced lower than their message ever will be worth! --Simone Lazzeri Ellis

About the Author

Lisa Law's career as a photographer began in the early Sixties. With her new Honeywell Pentax camera in hand and working as an assistant to The Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber, Lisa captured the genesis of a new era. Backstage with The Beatles, Peter, Paul & Mary, The We Five, Otis Redding, The Lovin Spoonful, The Velvet Underground, and The Byrds; taking promotional photographs of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company; at home making dinner for house guests like Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Nico and Barry McGuire; and helping feed hundreds of thousands at Woodstock with the Hog Farm Commune at the free kitchen, her passion for photography grew into a profession. In the mid-Sixties Lisa lived in San Francisco and captured the life of the flower children in Haight-Ashbury. She carried her new Nikon camera wherever she went, documenting the Human Be-In, spotlighting Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary and the Grateful Dead, and the anti-Vietnam march in San Francisco, Monterey Pop Festival, and meetings with the Diggers. She then joined those who migrated to the communes of New Mexico in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Wavy Gravy, and Ram Dass use her photographs consistently today. Since that time, Lisa has specialized in documenting history as she has experienced it on a daily basis. As a writer, photographer and social activist and mother of four and grandmother of five, her work reveals distinctive communities of people. She uses her camera as a powerful tool to champion the rights of indigenous nations, bringing to a wide audience riveting insights into their cultures just as she did during the social revolution of the Sixties. As a photographer and documentarian, Lisa's perspective is rare and unique. From the reservations of Arizona and New Mexico to up front with the Barack Obama Campaign, she is welcomed as a friend and participant, thus allowing her images to reflect a sense of intimacy and spontaneity rarely seen by outsiders. Lisa s work can be seen at the Smithsonian and the Bethel Woods Woodstock Museum and many galleries throughout the United States and Europe. She created the Museum of the Sixties in Santa Fe at the El Museo Cultural for 7 months in the winter of 2016 and some 8,000 people enjoyed her work and that of other artists she has collected. It was a destination point for people from all over the world. Lisa lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico--whenever she isn't travalling and capturing images and words essential to the growth of the human spirit.