Sunday, February 20, 2011

Larry Fink

Larry Fink 1

I had the privilege of meeting one of America's great photographers, Larry Fink, yesterday. A retrospective of his work opened Friday night at the art gallery attached to The Sheldon Concert Hall, STL's gem of a performance venue. Fink gave a talk in the theater with a slide show of his photos, mixed with insights on craft, style and inspiration. He's funny, down-to-earth, a great story teller and, to the audience's delight, a vehement opponent of the Tea Party (yaaay!). Above all, he is an artist of breathtaking vision.

The program included an open discussion with the audience. It ran so long that the house manager kicked us out of the auditorium for the next event. (I think it was a meeting of the Red Hat Ladies.) We all went into the gallery, where Fink talked photography for as long as we wanted. He was kind enough to let me take these pictures.

I was blown away. Seek out his photos if you have a chance. He also has a blog. It was an afternoon of inspiration.

Death Of A Casino 1 There is a little memorial to the death of a casino today on Downtown St. Louis 365.

Larry Fink 4

Larry Fink 3

Larry Fink 6


Julie said...

Such generosity ... I do like your third study of Mr Fink.

brattcat said...

I think Mr. Fink would be very excited by your work, Bob, and pleased as punch at those portraits.

Virginia said...

I think Mr. Fink would be pleased with this series. You did a marvelous job B. The light in the last one is spot on.

cieldequimper said...

C'est un honneur de le rencontrer ainsi.

Olivier said...

Cette série de portrait est magnifique, on sent qu'il vit l'instant présent et cela doit se ressentir dans ses photos. Bon Anniversaire Bob