The Digital Journalist
© Henry Diltz
My first commercial sale was this photo of the Buffalo Springfield outside a club in Redondo Beach, Calif. Stephen Stills had asked me to come to a sound check and I went along hoping to catch some images on the beach for my next slide show. I was photographing a big, colorful mural on the side of the club when the boys popped out the door. "Lemme take a shot of you guys in front of this wall," I said, and did. A week later Teen Set magazine offered me $100 to use the photo. Wow. It was a revelation -- someone would actually pay me money to do this.