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Assistant Magazine The first issue of Assistant Magazine is out, and is it ever glorious! This quarterly journal deals with the past, present, and especially with the future role of assistants in fashion, fashion photography, style, the visual arts and more as stepping stones to their own careers. Seven pages of this beautifully-produced magazine are devoted to me and my time assisting photographer Richard Avedon in the 1950s and early 1960s, his most creative period. In this I left this advice: "Be invisible. Do your job, but don't be the center of attention. You are there to work, not to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Assisting Avedon
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Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Assisting Avedon
I would love to create a real, bound book (you know, on paper) from my Assisting Avedon app as a permanent record of the great photographer's earlier days. Apps are certainly convenient, but eventually will die out as technology changes. I am experienced with book design, typesetting, and layout, and have the proper software to do it if that would help. Of course there would be the need for copyright clearances, but that is probably do-able. My present clearances only cover apps. If interested please contact me at Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Assisting Avedon
Pizzazz! Divine! The 2012 movie "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," which just came out on DVD a few days ago, has really taken me back into the milieu inhabited by Richard Avedon during the years that I assisted him, 1952-1965. To watch this documentary, made from period clips, is to understand a great deal more about the world he moved in. There are interviews with him, and clips from the 1957 feature film "Funny Face," loosely based on his life — in which the imaginary role of Avedon was played by Fred Astaire and that of Diana Vreeland... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Assisting Avedon
Resource, a quarterly magazine for professionals in photography and video, has featured a full-page interview with me about my experiences assisting Richard Avedon in its current (Winter 2013) issue. The magazine is available in both print and digital formats via its website, These images are from the print edition. The digital edition contains far more text and photos. Both editions summarize Avedon's long career, from 1952 until 2004, as seen by eleven of his top assistants. The large photo under my name above was taken by me in October 1959 at the CBS TV studios in New York, showing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Assisting Avedon
This blog is about an app for the iPad and iPhone that is now complete and available on Apple's iTunes App Store. I am posting a very few sample portions on this blog so readers can decide if it interests them. CHECK IT OUT HERE My name is Earl Steinbicker and I have a story to tell about Richard Avedon (1923-2004), one of the Twentieth Century's most creative and best known photographers, as his creativity matured during the 1950s and 1960s. It was my good fortune to have assisted him during this period. I am almost certainly the only one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Assisting Avedon
The exhibition "Avedon Murals & Portraits" has opened at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, and runs through July 6. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Assisting Avedon
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