Ken was the only art director I ever worked with who could do backflips. At times of great stress he would backflip into the art room (he had been an amateur gymnast) and diffuse the tension. Ken was this amazing bundle of energy. He respected photography immensely, and it showed in his layouts. After he found out he was HIV positive, he gave up designing and started taking photographs himself. Ken took his job seriously, but he didn't act as if it were brain surgery. He'd say, "We are producing a magazine that people are just going to throw out at the end of the week." He had a great perspective on his work. He was just plain fun.
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