Thursday, May 26, 2011

Christopher Makos

At some point in or about 1972 I met Christopher Makos - not sure why or how we connected but surely it must have been something involved with music. Not long after meeting Chris we did a photo session at my studio in New York. Shortly after that session I lost touch with Christopher and had not thought about him or these images until finding this print in my archives. The image above is one of two that remain from that session.

Turns out he went on to have a career in Photojournalism and apprenticed with Man Ray. Christopher is credited with showing Andy Warhol how to use his first camera and also introduced Warhol to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Andy Warhol called Makos ' the most modern photographer in America'.

 Captured with a Hasselblad using an 80MM lens with Tri-x 400 speed film. The negative is lost and this was scanned into the digital world by JS Graphics in Chicago - thanks to Jon Scott.

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