Diamond Images





Jaco P   Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

This was taken around 1973 (as best that I can recall) on assignment for CBS Records. Jaco and I did this photo session in his apartment in Ft. Lauderdale.

Since this has been posted here for quite some time, an odd bit of web chatter has ensued on a Jaco web site regarding the garrish and somewhat over the top red eyes of the bass meister in the above image. This can be seen here http://pub40.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=3399669569&msgid=281947

In the spirit of political correctness and with respect to Jaco and his family I have subsequently gone back into the Diamond Mine to see exactly how his eyes came to be so red ( at least how much I had to do with it)

So here is the scoop .......The original chrome's saturation  was boosted  by me at some point ..seen here

Then I subtracted the color from everywhere except his eyes which rendered the image above which stirred the modicum of controversy and derision.

Had I not goosed the satuartion so much in the first place, the subtraction of the surrounding color wouldn't have yeilded such a startling bloodshot effect. The original looks more like this...


So make of it what you will , I have to assume JP would have a laugh at all of this and honestly this shot holds up in glorious black and white too.