HOW COME NORMAN SEEFF IS NOT WORLD FAMOUS IN SA? HE SHOULD BE.
This, from Flavourwire: "Chances are you’ve seen at least one of Norman Seeff’s photographs of the 1970′s and ’80s most iconic personalities. The former doctor from South Africa left a career in medicine to pursue his art and landed in New York City in the early ’70s. He was introduced to the Big Apple’s biggest creative collaborators and shot portraits for the likes of Patti Smith and Andy Warhol to name a few." And a young John Travolta, with a lot of hair.
"As his photography expanded he began to attract the names of musicians, artists, and visionaries worldwide, and his now famous images remain some of the most memorable celebrity snapshots ever taken."
Did you know his name? I didn't.
His images of icons of the 70s and 80s are incredibly powerful.
He is responsible for some truly iconic images, too.
Like this one, of Carly Simon, which I have always loved.
Cher and Greg Altman.
We should celebrate him.
Maybe millions of hipsters know everything there is to know about him, but I certainly didn’t.
I’m glad I know now.
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