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Reid Miles and the work he’s done for Blue Note Records and (on another level) for the identity of jazz music is perhaps more than iconic, if there’s such a thing. The album covers that he’s crafted are considered by many to be works of art and have inspired many graphic designers and creatives alike.
Unfortunately, Reid is no longer with us and through my research I was directed, via Michael Cuscuna (Mosaic Records), to Wayne Adams who worked closely with Reid as his Photo Assistant. Thanks again to Wayne for his time and check the read below:
How did you meet Reid Miles?
In October 1977, I was called to work for Reid as a freelance Photographer’s Assistant. Interestingly, his photographic style was quite different at that time than when he was designing covers and occasionally taking the photographs for Blue Note Records. His photographic style when I went to work for him was most often compared to the art of Norman Rockwell. Read the rest of this entry