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Wednesday 4 May 2011 @ 15:56 - GMT

Lynn Goldsmith will be signing copies of a few of her books this weekend.

Among them is Rock and Roll, which includes a shot of Elton in concert and an introduction penned by Iggy Pop.

The award winning photographer is also giving two rounds of talks at New York City's Morrison Hotel Gallery (Bowery location) on Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm in conjunction with her current exhibition Within A Circle of Friends.
 
Her works are included in such esteemed collections as the Smithsonian's, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's, and Sir Elton's.
 
Although unsure of which pieces are in the Rocket Man's home, Lynn told EJW she does recall that Lestat director Rob Roth gave the singer one of her doll images as a gift.

While the Detroit native has done album covers for Al Green, Bryan Adams, Frank Zappa and many other notables, she has also enjoyed collaborating on a different level with musical artists.
 
She released an album in 1983, Dancing For Mental Health, in which she called herself ''Will Powers'' and poked fun at self help entrepreneurs. Contributors to the recording included Sting, Nile Rodgers, Steve Winwood, Carly Simon and Todd Rundgren.

Her debut won critical acclaim and her single, Kissing With Confidence, reached #3 on the
British charts. As was her plan, the videos from the album which she produced and
directed became more than simply commercials for the LP. They were used by the
United States Department of Labor to inspire unemployed youths, and by the National
Marriage Counsel in England.

Will Powers' videos have also been utilised by Harvard University to help with language instruction, and by other schools throughout the United States for their individual teaching needs.