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.