RIP: Bob Willoughby

28 Dec

Being a photographer I can’t help but grieve a little every time I hear that a master of the art has passed. Today is no exception. Most photographers, even those who helped define the visual character of our modern world, live and work in near complete anonymity and sadly it is often only after their passing that they get any of the credit they so richly deserve.  Bob Willoughby, one of the most influential portrait and film photographers of the last 60 years, died December 18th at the age of 82. His photographs are arresting and playful, I greatly encourage a look at his work for anyone interested. His obituary ran in the New York Times today and it is well worth a read. Truly a gifted artist.

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