Despite his deep immersion in the legal world of trusts and estates, Michael Whalen has consistently shunned the conventional. One would expect his A List clients, but he has also represented Ansel Adams and Bettie Page. He serves on the Herb Ritts Foundation Board and is a fixture at Hugh Hefner’s notorious Midsummer Night’s Dream Party. So, it is no surprise that this dashing iconoclast would shun a greatest-hits, signature collection and would approach the field in a way that is entirely new. Whalen intuitively understood that any important picture was almost always part of a complex intellectual process and that the entire sequence leading up to a key image could be as important as the image itself.
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