I had the privilege of working with Art Kane at the time he switched from art direction to photography. From 1960 to 1965 he was my boss, mentor, teacher, and in many ways a father figure. It was more of an apprenticeship than being an assistant. I had a hand in everything from coordinating shoots, processing film and printing to sweeping the floors. Art Kane was one of a handful of photographers who changed the face of photography in editorial and advertising during the sixties. Until 1960 the use of 35mm cameras and film was unheard of, looked down on, thought to be too small, not suited for publication.
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