From 1970 to 1980, New Orleans native Sidney Smith carved out a reputation as one of rock and rolls best lensmen. From the Allman Brothers Band to Paul McCartney.
Sidney worked with almost every premier band of the classic rock era. In the 1970’s, his photographs appeared regularly in numerous rock magazines such as Cream, Circus, Hit Parader, Rolling Stone and various album covers. Sidney was selected by Paul McCartney to document the recording of his now classic album Venus and Mars recorded in New Orleans in 1975.
Sidney was the go to photographer to use in the 70’s when bands wanted to play exclusive shows at New Orleans legendary venue,The Warehouse. Rare performances demanded special shots & Sidney delivered. Sidney’s images were featured in the documentary on The Warehouse, A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas (2003).