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Star photographer Barry Feinstein dies

Picture of Bob Dylan for the cover of the singer's The Times They Are A-Changing album by Barry Feinstein
Image caption This Feinstein image of Bob Dylan was used on the cover of his The Times They Are A-Changing album

US photographer Barry Feinstein, best known for taking enduring pictures of musicians such as Bob Dylan and George Harrison, has died aged 80.

He was responsible for capturing more than 500 record sleeves, including Harrison's All Things Must Pass album.

The Rolling Stones sleeve for Beggars Banquet, shot in a graffiti-covered toilet, was also Feinstein's work.

Friend and agent Dave Brolan paid tribute, calling him a "lovely man and a real talent".

Feinstein's work recently featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary about Harrison, Living in the Material World.

Feinstein's picture of Dylan at a damp ferry port on the banks of the River Severn was also used in No Direction Home, Scorsese's 2005 film about the musician.

The photographer, who was reluctant to talk about the stars he shot, was also the on-set photographer for Steve McQueen's film Bullitt and was a close friend of McQueen.

He lived most of his life in the US, but travelled extensively for his work. He died of natural causes on Thursday in Woodstock, New York state.

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