#86 The Photographer’s Photographer: Rick Smolan

Rick Smolan (1978)  May 1, 1978: Robyn Davidson, then aged 27, with her camels on the beach in Western Australia, with the Indian Ocean behind them in the late afternoon on a perfect day when the camels got their first glimpse at the large expanse of water.

Rick Smolan (1978)

May 1, 1978: Robyn Davidson, then aged 27, with her camels on the beach in Western Australia, with the Indian Ocean behind them in the late afternoon on a perfect day when the camels got their first glimpse at the large expanse of water.

Rick Smolan (1978)

Rick Smolan (1978)

Movie still (by photographer Matt Nettheim )  from “Tracks” - Robyn Davidson and photographer Rick Smolan (played by Wasikowska and Driver)

Movie still (by photographer Matt Nettheim) from “Tracks” - Robyn Davidson and photographer Rick Smolan (played by Wasikowska and Driver)

Rick Smolan, late 70s.

Rick Smolan, late 70s.

Rick Smolan (1978)

Rick Smolan (1978)

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Rick Smolan,  Balloon  (1978)

Rick Smolan, Balloon (1978)

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On May 2, 1986, 200 of the world's leading photojournalists set out across America to capture the life of a nation on film in a single day. The best 300 of these photographs, in color and black-and-white, are featured in this sumptuous volume. This project will be the subject of a PBS documentary, a feature article in Newsweek, and a traveling exhibit.

https://www.amazon.com/Day-Life-America-Rick-Smolan/dp/0002553325


Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974

Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974

Elliott Erwitt, New York City (1953)

Elliott Erwitt, New York City (1953)

Suzanne holding Erwitt’s print.

Suzanne holding Erwitt’s print.


ON THE WALLS OF Rick Smolan

Douglas Kirkland, “Marilyn Monroe” (1961)  In 1961, Marilyn Monroe told 24 year-old photographer Douglas Kirkland to come into bed with her. The evening he spent with Monroe years ago was sensual, intimate, and spontaneous. It produced the famous series, “An Evening With Marilyn Monroe.”

Douglas Kirkland, “Marilyn Monroe” (1961)

In 1961, Marilyn Monroe told 24 year-old photographer Douglas Kirkland to come into bed with her. The evening he spent with Monroe years ago was sensual, intimate, and spontaneous. It produced the famous series, “An Evening With Marilyn Monroe.”

Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith


Robert Frank,  Trolly – New Orleans, (1955). From The Americans © Robert Frank

Robert Frank, Trolly – New Orleans, (1955). From The Americans © Robert Frank


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