Anyone within 50 miles of NYC should consider spending a half hour to see an absolutely new style documentary by Alan and Wendy Kaplan. It’s not same old same old. It’s a new vision straight out of one of the finest photographers we know and anyone who knows Wendy Kaplan will tell you she’s a loving, caring person, and always gives back! When she gets on film or in front of a camera watch out! She becomes a tornado! I loved the film and I’m sure you will too. JoAnne Kalish
Just some FUN STUFF with Jon Mecca. Jon was kind enough to oblige. He’s a skateboarder and photographer himself so it was easy for him to get the picture. Ha Ha
Kind of Love it! I think he does too! A larger version is up on my website so please have a look. dimaggio-kalish.com © JoAnne Kalish
On this particular occasion I tagged along with my partner Joe DiMaggio to give him a hand filming his documentary film “In This Corner.” I think at the time he was working with a brand new camera and was not totally comfortable with it yet. I also wanted to meet and photograph the legendary Boxer Jake LaMotta as “Raging Bull” happens to be one of my favorite films.
He was definitely the strong character I expected. He brought along a good looking woman he introduced as his fiance. She and I were pretty close in age. I liked her. He came very early which was very unexpected and we were not even close to being set up yet. We spent the entire afternoon filming in P.J Clarke’s a famous Saloon close to his apartment. We had very little light in the bar, despite the fact we sat him at a window table and it was difficult working with such little light. Jake was brutally honest in the interview, including saying some things we were very surprised at while the camera rolled. These are some of the photos I made that day.
I spent this past weekend at the Second Annual Milford Readers and Writers Festival. For such a small town Milford, PA has become quite an up and coming place to visit and to live in. There are so many things happening here. This being just one of them. It was a top notch affair. At last year’s event we had well known authors Gloria Steinem, MK Asante, and John Berendt to name just a few. We had many other important writers as well. A quote from Gloria Steinem, “This festival shows us the worldwide importance of coming together to share ideas and build community.”
This year started out with a bang with the play “Love Letters” on Friday night with Len Cariou and Heather Summerhayes Cariou, which I missed and heard was fabulous! Our featured writers this year were Lee Child, Patricia Bosworth, Robin Morgan, Martha Frankel, Farai Chideya and Stephen Rubin as well as others. I am including a link to the website http://www.milfordreadersandwriters.com/
Great Book on Photography by Joe DiMaggio!
A quote from DiMaggio – Recalling My Adventures as a Working Photographer from the 60’s to present day. The book describes my career working for publications such as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, TIME MAGAZINE, HBO, rapidly followed by a brilliant career in Corporate and Advertising. It’s also about how photography has evolved over the years.
FILL THE FRAME goes into detail about the many people I have photographed – celebrities, sports figures as well as many others and my experiences working with them as well as the stories behind the photographs.
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Had a wonderful opportunity to photograph a Hanna Q Dance Performance the other evening. Used a small mirrorless camera. Pretty amazing quality. Dance Performance probably had something to do with it. If you have a chance make it your business to support them.