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Francine Winham (1937-2013)

Francine Winham was born in London in the late 1930s, the middle child of a self-made property tycoon. When war broke out in 1939, her father arranged for the family to be evacuated to the relative safety of Colorado in the United States, a move that began for her a lifelong transatlantic relationship. In the late forties, the family returned to London and Winham was sent to the Mitford-Colmer Seminary for Young Ladies in Belgravia.

Every weekend, unbeknown to her parents, she would host parties at the family's Mayfair home for members of London's soon-to-be smart set. Friends such as the young Michael Caine and Terence Stamp (who were then sharing a flat around the corner) would come and socialize, drinking and dancing to the latest jazz sounds.

It was around this time that she met music impresario Chris Blackwell. Blackwell offered her a job as his PA, and so she became the first employee of Blackwell's legendary Island Records.

Bitten by the photography bug and eager to rekindle her American roots, Winham moved to New York in 1963 to study and began shooting the stars she had long admired, selling the results to magazines such as Downbeat and the Village Voice. “Jazz clubs were perfect for me. I liked to get close, really close, and see the expression on a performer's face. That's what really interests me, the intimacy.”

It was during this time that Winham developed what she called her “fever” technique. By holding the shot still for half a second and then moving the camera, she created a blurred free-form image that mirrored the dynamic improvisation of the performer (a technique later imitated on jazz record covers and in magazines).

Cat Anderson (CATA001FRAN)

Cat Anderson

Cat was renowned for his playing in the extreme high register. He claimed that he developed his screaming high notes to impress the girls.

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Cootie Williams (COWI001FRAN)

Cootie Williams

Trumpeter Cootie Williams performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

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Dizzy Gillespie (DIZZ001FRAN)

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie playing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Dizzy Gillespie (DIZZ002FRAN)

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Duke Ellington (DE0001FRAN)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1966

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Ella Fitzgerald (ELLA001FRAN)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965

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Horace Silver (HSIL001FRAN)

Horace Silver

Horace Silver performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Hugh Masekela (MASE001FRAN)

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela performing at the Village Gate in New York in 1966

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John Coltrane ( JCOL001FRAN)

John Coltrane

John Coltrane performing for the last time at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Miles Davis (MD001FRAN)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Nina Simone (NS001FRAN)

Nina Simone

Nina Simone performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1966

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Thelonius Monk ( THEL001FRAN)

Thelonius Monk

Thelonius Monk performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island in July 1965

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Alternative version of Interstellar poster artwork created for the 2003 Pink Floyd exhibition in Paris

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