God Bless America, especially this July 4th, when we need “the light from above.”
Looking back at an article in the Time/Life Alumni Bulletin about 2 of my iconic images from the pages of LIFE Magazine.
The Rajasthani Folk Dance, gyrating her flowering colors with a vase of flowers on her head. Pushkar, India.
Dining out along the river in Yangshuo before the pandemic. Maybe things there will be returning to normal soon.
From my photographer’s point of view, what impressed me the most about the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dahabi were these columns, made of marble, gold, crystals & semi-precious stones. The walking man gives it perspective & I’m pleased the breeze broke up the water reflection. Otherwise, the repetition would be overwhelming. April, 2017.
As a suggestion to their advertising agency, I proposed a shot of bank executives in a group that spelled out “YES”. They said it couldn’t be done. I rented the Compaq Center- now Lakewood Church- put down lots of seamless paper, powerful strobe lights & a megaphone & made it happen.
Ray Macland, the LIFE Picture Editor in 1960, hired a group of young photographers he dubbed “The Young Lions”. There were 5 of us; Farrell Grehan, Ken Hyman, Bill Ray, John Loengard & myself. With John’s passing yesterday, that leaves just me. Below is an excerpt from David Friend’s obituary for John. “John Loengard—the ‘mostContinue reading “JOHN LOENGARD, 1934-2020”
my inclusion in the 1958 Photographic Annual-“A selection of the world’s greatest photographs”. The Great Buddha of Kamakura, about 10 miles from where I lived off the Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan.