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Old 10-23-2009, 08:23 PM
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I love it! More! More!

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Great stories Bob!
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The famous Food Photographer Hi Williams was part of the studio. Working with Hi started my interest cooking. After I left "Studio Associates" I went to work for Mark Shaw. We would go to Paris for Life Magazine to do the collections. Life had lots of money that they could not take out of France so they never complained about what we spent on food and Wine. Well, that did it for me in the food department.

And then there are the times we covered the future president JFK.
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What did you cover him with?
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I don't remember, Kept my eye on Jackie, sexy lady.
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The studio strobes that we used came with a charging unit and individual condensers that you could connect in series. The small bulb could handle four condensers, the sunlight bulb would take many more and we had lots of them. We mounted a sunlight in a spare 5000W spot light to see how it would work. One night just for fun we aimed it the corner of 42nd street and 5th ave,we were on the 7th floor at 37th and 5th , NYC, packed on all the condensers we had and fired away. Startled people stopped dead in their tracks.


There were five famous Photographers in the studio including the great Herbert Matter. I was assistant to the the president and the production manager when one of the salesmen ask me if I could stretch a car. Sure I can, I said. (smart ass youth) I proceeded to cast two 6 prisms in clear acrylic, satisfied that it would work I had them made in optical glass and mounted in a box with a set of gears so that they would turn in opposite direction. The prisms were mounted on their center points and had no optical effect when they were parallel. Set in front of an 8 X 10 camera with a 14 lens you could turn the nob and stretch a car ten to fifteen percent with little distortion.


And along came truth in advertising.


How did I get into wood working? Michael knows, I built set after set. Advertising photography is a lot more than snapping the shutter.
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Bob, you need to write a book.
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Bob, you need to write a book.
I'd read it
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I'd read it, too. C'mon Bob... we want more stories!
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:37 PM
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If Ned doesn't mind I will continue to add thoughts, tall tales, and comments on how to take better pictures, as time and my fuzzy brain permit, on this thread.
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