RIP: Jini Dellaccio, music photographer

Jini Dellaccio, photographer of many great rock bands, has passed away at the age of 97. If you’ve paid attention to this project, you’ve seen her work. She’s created some unforgettable, iconic images of The Sonics, The Fabulous Wailers and various musicians from the Pacific Northwest.

On the website of the documentary on her life – Her Aim is True, there’s a nice introductory paragraph that provides a quick overview of her life:

In 1964, a middle-aged self-taught photographer, Jini Dellaccio, began hanging out with raucous garage bands like The Sonics in her backyard, creating startling images and innovative album covers. Soon she was grabbing unprecedented portraits of Neil Young and early performances by bands like The Who, Rolling Stones, and Mamas & Papas. Musicians and rock photographers join Jini Dellaccio on an inspiring tour of her ingenuity and style, with a soundtrack and interviews that capture the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant music subculture. At the heart of this film though, is a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, creativity and indie spirit, with universal appeal.

The new documentary, produced and directed by Karen Whitehead, will be released in the very near future, but in the meantime, here’s a trailer to provide a little glimpse on the life of this remarkable woman.

Her Aim Is True – Trailer from Karen Whitehead on Vimeo.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Jini.

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To learn more about Jini Dellaccio, please visit:

Jini Dellaccio official webpage

Her Aim Is True documentary – official webpage

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