Friday, August 17, 2012
The Photographer Who Photographs Photographers
Abe Frajndlich has been publishing stories about photographers lately over at the Feature Shoot blog. Mr. Frajndlich spent the better part of 30 years photographing famous photographers—the photographers' photographer, you might say. His book, Penelope's Hungry Eyes, is all about his experiences photographing the likes of William Eggleston, Gordon Parks, Cindy Sherman, and a wonderful story about a run-in with Ansel Adams and a feisty Imogen Cunningham. Start here, then be sure to check out the story of working with a sometimes difficult, sometimes charming Annie Leibovitz. The photographs are consistently wonderful, and the stories are priceless.