“Her Aim Is True” | A Documentary On Photographer Jini Dellaccio


*Copyright Her Aim Is True

The documentary Her Aim Is True, about legendary rock-n-roll photographer Jini Dellaccio, will premiere  this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 26 & 27. Dellaccio, now 96, is responsible for some of the most iconic photographs of the early 60′s Pacific Northwest rock-n-roll scene. She is best known for her documentation of the Seattle garage-rock groups the Sonics and the Wailers. Additionally, she has also worked with notable artist such as Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and the Who. Although she did not become interested in rock photography until her late 40′s, she is widely recognized for her unique and creative approach. Dellaccio steered clear of the standard formulaic five-member line-up, instead photographing her subjects in more natural environments, often outdoors or in her home studio.


*Etiquette Records, album cover photo by Jini Dellaccio

A few years back we published an interview in two of our zines between photographers Jini Dellaccio and Charles Peterson. The interview, conducted by Kate Peterson, discussed what lead her to photography and the story of how she picked out her first camera.




In Her Aim Is True, independent filmmaker Karen Whitehead, explores the life and career of Dellaccio through archival photos and film, as well as exclusive interviews with Jini Dellacio, Merrilee Rush, Jim Valley of Paul Revere and The Raiders, Andy Parypa of  The Sonics, Buck Ormsby of  The Wailers, Steve Lalor and Doug Hastings of The Daily Flash. Famed rock photographers Alice Wheeler, Charles Peterson and Lance Mercer also appear in the film. Much like Dellaccio’s own work, Her Aim Is True is a documentation of an artistic legacy that helped influence and shape decades to come. For a schedule of screenings visit  SIFF.net. Additional information about the film can be found at HerAimIsTrueMovie.com