Ed Caraeff

b.1950
Ed Caraeff is a photographer, graphic designer, and art director and his award-winning imagery has been featured on the cover of international magazines and newspapers and on hundreds of album covers. Amongst his many celebrity subjects are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, The Carpenters, Carly Simon, Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Tom Waits.

His work is included in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His groundbreaking chance photo of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on-stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic rock photos of all-time and is the only photo ever to appear twice on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Ed worked in the art and design business for 14 years and then answered an ad in The Sunday New York Times to become a chef. He started on East 48th near 2nd Ave and began a second, 27-year career as a chef and restauranteur. In 2015 he decided to retire and release all his possessions so he could travel 24/7 in his vintage VW Wesfalia Vanagon named "Moonbeam". He calls it his "bucket-list trip" and says it was inspired by the fact that he had started working at the age of 15. he says, "I missed out on spending time after graduating and wandering and sleeping in my vehicle. Low stress, Zen, lifestyle." 

His photographs can still be purchased and will be printed to his specifications and then shipped to him (wherever he may be in his travels) for signatures before delivery. Please allow extra processing time for any orders.