Photographer Bruce Fleming had a friend who he liked to photograph – that mate just happened to be Jimi Hendrix.
The English photographer met Hendrix in 1966, when the lead guitarist of The Animals urged him talk to this "amazing" new artist. Fleming had often encountered glorified rockstars who were taking London by storm, and usually found them to be obnoxious pigs, but Hendrix was different. Impressed by his calm and quiet nature, Fleming began shooting the then largely unknown Hendrix, and decade long a relationship grew between the artists.
Perhaps Fleming's attraction to Hendrix was the duality of his nature. While backstage apparently he would speak in a whisper and be painfully polite, and onstage, well...
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