That’s the question posed by the wonderful photographer Edward Grazda in a comment yesterday on my post Which Direction Home, Pt. 1. In a follow-up email Ed told me that in Scorsese’s documentary, No Direction Home, Dylan could be spotted coming off a plane shooting with what looks like a Nikon SP. Wouldn’t it be funny if that was the camera stolen from Smith’s loft? Thus, the cover of the album is an inside joke between Dylan and Smith.
But I believe the camera is probably not Smith’s.
Does anybody know the story behind the “Highway 61 Revisited” cover and that camera?
(Which Direction Home, Pt. 2 here).