SF: Michael Zagaris, 1974.
The photograph shows a blonde, bespectacled Lou Reed using the microphone cord to tie himself off while he injects a syringe into his right arm. This print is from the archive of Jon Goodchild, the original art director for OZ magazine until he was lured to San Francisco by Jann Wenner to work at Rolling Stone and their publishing arm Straight Arrow. It has his "Collection of Jon Goodchild" stamp to the verso. Also on the verso is the stamp of the photographer Michael Zagaris, along with the notation (presumably in his hand) "Lou Reed shooting up at Winterland 11/74." Zagaris is a well know rock n' roll photographer of the '60s and '70s whose book Total Excess features much of his best work. The image measures ca. 5.5" x 7.75" printed on 8" x 10" paper. A lovely shot of Lou Reed captured from the side with the light illuminating his arms and head against a black background. Fine. (Note: the scanner has added a very faint sepia tone to the border that is actually bright white.).