Soupy Sales passed on October 22nd at 83 years old. He was a true comedic legend and a totally unique personality whose style influenced many after him including Pee-wee Herman and Andy Kaufman. He will truly be missed. About 8 years ago my phone rang and low and behold, “Hi Joe, this is Soupy Sales! Read more about Soupy Sales[…]
Normally I see my work in an 8X10 inch format. On my way to DC yesterday, I was surprised to see a billboard on I-95 of my portrait of Chubby Checker. I’ve always wondered what my stuff would look like at 20X30 Feet!
Early in my career, I was working out of my one bedroom apartment on 76th Street and Columbus Ave. I turned the bedroom (all 130 square feet of it) into a studio and moved my bed into the living room on top of a raised platform. My back was literally to the wall when I Read more about Early "Studio"[…]
Here’s a quick, fun story. I was hired to photograph Shirley MacLaine for the premiere of a new film she was starring in. I was excited about it, but also approached the entire session with a degree of trepidation, her reputation as a Hollywood lioness preceded her. Before the shoot I was contacted by her Read more about Close Encounter with a Lionness[…]