whilst on the theme of idols in my youth ...........
I met the grandson of one of the most influential photographers and artists in my life yesterday. Casually over a beer on Waiheke as you do, I almost fell off my chair.
I had a print of the Eiffel Tower image framed in my room (at a huge investment at the time) as a teenager. When you go back to the masters, you get so much of the foundation of our current photographic trends.
Revisiting his body of work today I am again humbled by the breakthroughs in photographic imagery this genius made. He died the year I was born.