Hollywood’s Best Still Photographers Offer Their Work to Help Others
You may not know their names but you probably know their work. The still photographers of camera Local 600 work with the motion picture camera team and the PR department on Hollywood movies to make sure there are enticing photographs of behind the scenes action. They also shoot the heroic or tender scenes that end up on posters and advertising. Because their work has to happen in the background and often without a second chance they tend to be quiet, unassuming and terrifically good at what they do.
The pandemic has been hard on film production crews. Many filmmakers have been out of work since March and the times are tough for everyone. To help their fellows out, eighty still photographers from Local 600 got together to donate over 200 of their personal pictures to help fund the Cinematographers Guild Hardship Fund. Each photographer chose from their best and most personal work so the pictures span a broad area of interest, including fine art, street, music, portraits and still life. Among the pictures are great celebrity photographs of George Harrison, Bob Marley, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and John Coltrane. Their efforts were supported by Hahnemuhle who supplied the Photo Rag Baryta paper the prints were made on and by Film Solutions who made all the prints.
On the website at https://600stillstanding.com you can see each photographer’s choice accompanied by a brief bio of their career.
The exhibit was curated by a trio of industry professionals, Aline Smithson (www.lenscratch.com; www.alinesmithson.com), Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch; Kim Gottlieb-Walker (www.lenswoman.com), a longtime set photographer who has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the ’60s and ‘70s; and Lisa Guerriero (www.lisaguerrierophotography.com), a documentary and editorial photographer who is a regular curator for the Women in Street Photo Collective and The Photo Motel Artists Collective.
In the sale’s first two weeks, popular choices, with multiple copies sold, included Dean Hendler’s “Aviation” and “Hollywood Sign,” Melinda Sue Gordon’s “Cadillac Mecca,” Barbara Kinney’s “First Ladies,” Neil Jacobs’ “Jazz Musician and Composer John Coltrane,” Tom Griscom’s “John Lewis Funeral” and Sandy Morris’ “Red Dress #5.”
The sale runs from now until September 30th
The photos can be seen at: https://600stillstanding.com
Beth Dubber, ICG600 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Cotter, Hahnemühle USA — email@example.com
Shay Farah, Film Solutions — firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Romanoff Words: https://medium.com/stories-ive-been-meaning-to-tell-you
Andy Romanoff Pictures: https://andyromanoff.zenfolio.com/