I am teaching a live photography class at Sussex Community College. We are now finished with product photography and working on portraiture. Not easy when everyone is masked.
Thought it would be fun to ask my neighbor, Donna Bates who raises and shows Afghan Hounds, if she would be interested in bringing in her dog Hedley for a sitting with the class. Several years ago I had photographed two of her show dogs in the studio and on location for a few different applications and they worked out great.
This photograph was taken at a Candlelight Vigil right after 9/11.
I was urged by my partner Joe DiMaggio to send this photo into our agent. I first hesitated doing so because I figured there were so many photos of this tragic event who needed another. When he finally convinced me to just do it, I was very surprised to receive this note back.
Marcel Saba, VP of Editorial Photography, passed along the great photograph
that you’ve shown to Leslie Hughes in some recent correspondence. I must say that from all the pictures I’ve edited of this tragedy, this quickly rises to the top. As Acting Director of Corbis Sygma USA, I am writing to ask if you would let us syndicate this photograph worldwide.
After finishing my usual yoga routine this morning, I checked my e mails. The first e mail I came across was from Jean-Jacques Naudet the Editorial Director of L’oeil de La Photographie, which is a daily journal of International Photography. The Magazine is beautifully done and quite handsome.
Jean-Jacques informed me that my portfolio on Sensuality was chosen for the August 21st Edition of the Magazine.To say the least, I am very pleased and honored to be a part of it!
They come in 2 sizes either 7 /3/4 or 6 3/4. They are made from an original handmade photograph that has been printed and transferred onto a tile.Each are slightly different with only a few of each size available.
Small size is $45.00 and larger one is $57.00 Comes with stand.
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A bit of sad news to start out a Monday morning is that Leah Chase passed away yesterday.
Both Joe and I met Leah Chase in New Orleans approximately 20 years ago. She agreed to open up the restaurant and kitchen for us so we could do a series of portraits of her in her renowned Restaurant Dooky Chase which was legendary and loved by many. If you were in town you had to go there and so many famous people did. The restaurant was known for serving presidents, as well as freedom riders. Martin Luther king, James Baldwin, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Barrack Obama and George W. Bush all have eaten there. In a city operating under Jim Crow laws Dooky Chase became the only upscale restaurant where African Americans could gather.
Leah was totally dedicated to the restaurant and the community which she was very much a part of. She was considered a central cultural figure in the politics of New Orleans and the national struggle for civil rights. She was also a major promoter of art. During our conversation Joe mentioned that he had just done a cover story on Syvia’s restaurant in Harlem for American Way Magazine and on the owner Sylvia Woods. The two of them were sisters of a kind. Both trend setters and entrepreneurs in the food/restaurant business and in society. One in Harlem and one in New Orleans. Both women will be missed as they played a vital role in bringing people together.
Our friend photographer Peter B. Kaplan passed away this week. R.I.P. Peter! Peter was a wild and crazy photographer who is best known for his height photography in New York City. He was also a strong advocate of photographer’s rights!
I first met Peter at a New York ASMP meeting and we were friends ever since.
I don’t remember who shot this photo but it was a Stock Market Party and we were all having a really good time.
Actually this is one of the rare occasions that Peter did not have his African Grey Parrot, Kasuku along with him
Everybody’s a photographer nowadays but some have been photographers much longer than you! They make their living from it!
This is an assignment I had with a model I worked with several times in the past. He was looking for something different and this is what I came up with. I wanted to depict – attitude, proudness, confidence and strength.