So much had already been reported about the feud between cardiologists DeBakey & Cooley. Nevertheless, in 1977, when I relocated to Houston, I wanted to somehow include them in a picture story commissioned by LIFE titled “My Adopted City.”My idea was to photograph each surgeons hands and have them on opposite sides of a 2Continue reading “Getting the shot!”
Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle published a well written review of the documentary, also touching on the the image controversy regarding the iconic picture of Cassius Clay and Malcolm X. https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/movies-tv/houston-photographer-s-work-endures-from-life-15909432
One Night in Miami is a movie streaming on Amazon Prime. The film, directed Regina King, is a fictional account based on a true story of the events after Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston in February 1964 in Miami. As you can see in the images above, the movie is based on an actual photographContinue reading “Who did it better?”
How we miss traveling! Almost one year ago, the Timkat festival- a celebration of the Epiphany- Lalibela, Ethiopia.
The funeral of John F.Kennedy. Bob made this photo 57 years ago today as the procession left the Capitol.
The BBC asked Bob for an interview for a story they are doing on Mohammed Ali. They shot the interview at Bob’s house with a local crew while the director called the shots live over remote video conferencing from the UK. Photo by Sandy Gomel
While Bob is well know for his legendary photography, he was also a US Naval Aviator from 1954-1958 rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Not only that, he flew the Grumman F9F-8 Cougar taking off and landing from aircraft carriers. On this Veterans Day – we thank you for your service, Lt. Gomel!
While awaiting election results, a comforting distraction for me is looking at my old photographs. This one-for an annual report- of a geologist searching for oil, 2004.