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The Beatles & Muhammad Ali: The Story Behind the Iconic Photos of Their 1964 Meeting

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Image © Harry Benson Editor's Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Biography.com There’s no denying that The Beatles and Muhammad Ali were all skilled at delivering powerful hits in their own rights. It wasn’t until February 18, 1964, however, that their paths eventually crossed at Miami Beach’s 5th Street Gym. New British rockers George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr — otherwise known as the Fab Four — were…

Lou Reed Archive Opens at New York Public Library

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© Jonathan Blanc/The New York Public Library Editor's Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times After two years of cataloging and preparing, the Lou Reed Archive at the New York Public Library’s performing arts branch at Lincoln Center opens to the public on Friday. And to celebrate, the library is issuing 6,000 limited-edition library cards featuring an image of Reed taken by Mick Rock in 1972. The library…

Are We Having Fun With Photography?

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Editor's Note: This article was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Douglas Turney. Cross-posted from Fstoppers When was the last time you can remember having fun with your photography? Not the joy of landing a photography job or the excitement of nailing that one photo, but rather childlike fun while shooting. For many, photography is a job that pays the mortgage, puts food on the table, and keeps the lights on. While these photographers enjoy…
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Annie Leibovitz Revisits Her Early Years

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Image: Annie Leibovitz; Rozette Rago for The New York Times Editor's Note: Annie Leibovitz is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times When Annie Leibovitz was starting out as a photographer in San Francisco, she would toss her camera equipment into the back of her ’63 Porsche Cabriolet convertible and tear off to Los Angeles on Highway 5. “You used to be able to go 80, 90, 100 miles per hour —…