Pet Sounds Giraffe

$1,300.00 USD
George Jerman's lens captured a timeless moment at the San Diego Zoo on February 10, 1966: The Beach Boys amongst giraffes, creating an iconic image that challenged the notion of iconic surf rock. The unique reportage style of the outtakes grabbed attention, as the traditional seaside-style clothing faded into the background. This groundbreaking shot was a strong contender for the Pet Sounds album cover, embodying the transition towards the new California music sound of the '60s. Own a part of music history from this transformative time.

Size: 16x20 inches

16x20 inches
20x24 inches



A Capitol Records staff photographer during the 50s and 60s, George Jerman was the lead photographer on The Beach Boys legendary album Pet Soundsat the San Diego Zoo on February 10th, 1966.

In addition, George shot the band for Stack O’ Tracks and a number of studio sessions for Beach Boys Party!, plus he assisted Ken Veeder at the Zuma Beach shoot in July 1967 that contributed images to Wild Honey.

George also photographed, among others, Glen Campbell, Bobby Darin, Merle Haggard, Lou Rawls and Nancy Wilson during his time at the label.

George was a lover of jazz and in the 1970s became a sound engineer on a number of live jazz albums, often working with Bob Edmondson of The Tijuana Brass and other notable musicians.