Book Review: Eye of the Music: The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett

By Sherry Rayn Barnett 

(hardcover) $55.00

If you’re looking for a book that’s chock-full of iconic artists doing their thing onstage, then look no further. Barnett began in New York City in the ‘60s as a teenager, using her camera to capture dynamic performers (Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Laura Nyro) who were redefining pop music. Subsequently, Barnett settled into the west coast’s Laurel Canyon scene where she documented a young Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, and the Carpenters before seeing the punk upheaval deliver the Go-Go’s, Prince, and the Eurythmics.