I’ve been extremely fortunate in photographing several Olympics. The first Olympics I photographed I met a great photographer by the name of Dick Drew. For whatever reason that I do not recall, I think we were being punished and we had to photograph a soccer game in a monsoon. If I have it right Dick and I built a little tent, crawled in it, and shot through the tent. Wow… I hope that’s right. So, to my dear friend whom I don’t see very often, happy birthday. And for god’s sake, stay dry! Check out Dick Drew on the Internet- really a fine, fine photographer.
One of the greatest advantages of being a working photographer is the travel. I’ve been blessed and lucky to literally travel around the world more than once. When you travel, you meet people, and 90% of the time, the people you meet are unbelievably fabulous. In 1984, I had he privilege of being one of the pool photographers for the Olympics in Los Angeles. It allowed me to meet up with many of my old friends from SI and work with George Long, John Iacono, John Zimmerman, and the list goes on.
I’d buy the book, but I have to sell about 20 photos to pay for it!!
Take care and stay well,
I met an extremely bright and creative (at that time he was assisting) photographer by the name of Alan Levenson. Suffices to say, Alan when onto an unbelievable career in photography, and he’s now one of my favorite portrait photographers. His environmental/corporate portraits are great. Alan was kind enough the other day to purchase one of our new books, “Halloween.” I will attach his email to the bottom of this blog. Alan lived through the last part of the Golden Age of photography. His words are to the point and unfortunately, quite true. But who knows. In moving ahead in the digital world at light speed, we, as a group of photographers, may transcend time and in going forward, we may go backwards. Now, if that sounds like I’ve been drinking in the afternoon… I haven’t. As a matter of fact, to all the ships at sea, I’ve decided to put the alcohol down for six months to a year. Well… like Lloyd Bridges said in Airplane, “Looks like I picked a bad week to quit amphetamines.”
To all the ships at sea; still working on the book, looking for photographs of the Olympic trials. This photo was done for Time Magazine, doesn’t really need a caption. Shot with a Canon f1 EOS-1N, 180mm lens, 1/200th of a second, at 2.8 kodachrome 64.