Born June 17, 1949, in Pomona CA., Edward Curtiss Colver (a third-generation Southern Californian) was named after his twelve-times removed great-grandfather, who arrived in the U.S. from Cornwall England in 1635.
Edward is essentially a self taught artist; his brief formal training occurred during night classes at UCLA, where he studied beginning photography with Eileen Cowin.
Three months after he began taking photographs, Edward had his first photo published: an image of artist Johanna Went, featured in Bam magazine. Since then he has shot for dozens of record labels including EMI, Capitol, and Geffen. His photographs have been featured on more than 250 album covers and include some of the most recognizable and iconic covers of the late 20th century. In 2006 he published a book about the Amercian punk rock scene, Blight at the End of the Funnel.
Colver has not watched TV since 1979. He currently lives in a 1911 Craftsman House in Los Angeles with his wife Lani.
In August, Freshjive will be hosting a photography exhibit of renowned photographer Edward Colver’s more obscure work at the Reserve Store. Edward was one of the best and most prolific photographers during the late 70’s and early 80’s Los Angeles music scene and beyond. Along with the exhibit will be a release of special edition t shirts. Stay tuned.