Bob Minkin Releases "Just Phil": A Journey Through Five Decades with Phil Lesh

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Acclaimed Grateful Dead photographer, Bob Minkin, announces the release of his latest masterpiece, "Just Phil - Phil Lesh Photographed by Bob Minkin." Now available on Kickstarter, this lavish coffee table book captures the essence and the journey of Phil Lesh through the lens of Minkin, spanning over an impressive five decades.

The large format hardcover book (9.25" x 12.75", 204 pages) is a visual treat for fans and connoisseurs of rock and roll photography. Showcasing hundreds of images, many of which have never seen the light of day, this compilation truly reflects the depth of Minkin's dedication. From intimate backstage moments to electrifying stage performances, each shot narrates a tale of music, history, and the indomitable spirit of Phil Lesh.

"Every photograph of Phil has its own story, its own aura. I meticulously went through each image I've ever captured to ensure that this collection represents the very best," says Bob Minkin.

Whether it's the iconic years with the Grateful Dead, the captivating Terrapin Crossroads years, the dynamic vibe of Phil & Friends, or the unforgettable Furthur, each era finds its rightful place in the book.

Having served as the Senior Photographer for Relix Magazine and as the Chief Package Designer for Grateful Dead Productions, Bob Minkin's deep-rooted connection with the Grateful Dead world grants readers an unparalleled perspective. This book isn't just about photographs; it's a journey with Phil Lesh, seen through the eyes of someone who had an exclusive vantage point.

The Kickstarter campaign offers fans a chance to be among the first to own this monumental collection. Dive into the world of Phil Lesh, intricately captured by Bob Minkin, and celebrate the legacy of an artist and a band that defined generations.

To secure your copy and experience this visual journey, visit the Kickstarter campaign at


About Bob Minkin: Bob Minkin is a celebrated photographer renowned for his work with the Grateful Dead. His tenure has seen him wearing multiple hats - from Senior Photographer for Relix Magazine to Chief Package Designer for Grateful Dead Productions. Over the decades, his photographs have not only captured moments but have immortalized the essence of the music scene.