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Someone has to write and take pictures for a living, so I do it.
Interests: travel, photography, art, books, classical music, modern jazz, rock, movies
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Photography's Golden Age ended long ago but remains very much alive in my memory. From 1952 through 1965 I was an assistant to the world-famous photographer Richard Avedon during his most creative period, and do I ever have the stories to tell! Now is the time to reveal all, while I'm still alive and kicking. Tales of personalities, motivations, intrigues,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Life's Little Adventures
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 of the role of assistants in fashion, fashion photography, style, the visual arts and more as a stepping stone to their own careers. Seven pages of the beautifully-produced magazine are devoted to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Life's Little Adventures
Hello, Daytrips Rhineland has not yet been redone as a digital app as the company selling it is going through changes. The print version is still available from Amazon. Actually, the print version of Daytrips Germany is a bit more up to date and contains the same Rhineland trips. Click here for more info. Amazon does offer express service. Thanks for your interest. Earl Steinbicker
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Hi Lisa! Yes, I remember you well and should a miracle happen and Jim comes back, I'll let you know. This Facebook thingy sure does get people back together! Earl
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2014 on OUR STUDIO at Life's Little Adventures
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Richard Avedon called it his "Beauty Light," but its versatility went way beyond making gorgeous women look even more ravishing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Here I'd like to discuss just what it takes to become an assistant to a talented photographer such as Avedon. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Probably no 20th-century photographer was more renowned for his Black & White images than Richard Avedon (1923-2004), who I assisted from 1952-1956 and 1959-1965. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
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Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Many of the deepest secrets of World War II are revealed at this rather nondescript estate north of London, where British and American cryptographers decoded the most sensitive Nazi and Japanese communications and played a critical role in the ultimate Allied victories. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Pizzazzi! 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. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Resource, a quarterly magazine for professional in photography and video, has featured a full-page interview with me about my experiences assisting Richard Avedon in its current (Winter 2013) issue. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Life's Little Adventures
Carrier pigeons have long been used by military forces to carry messages, and can reach speeds of 80 mph on distances up to 700 miles. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Life's Little Adventures
Yesterday, May 4 2012, I attended the opening of a new exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Life's Little Adventures
Windsor and Eton is just about the easiest one-day excursion that you can make from London, so easy in fact that you can try it even before getting over jet lag. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Life's Little Adventures
Here's the first online review of my e-Guide Waltzing Through Vienna: It was posted on March 18, 2011 by 148 apps, the leading reviewer of iPhone apps. RETURN to Life's Little Adventures blog. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Life's Little Adventures
Beautifully situated at the head of a tidal estuary, the little market town of Woodbridge still clings to its Elizabethan past. Unpretentious, unspoiled, and well off the beaten path, it has long been a favorite retreat for artists and poets. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Life's Little Adventures
Two hundred miles may seem like a long way to go for a daytrip, but York is really worth it. Incredibly, the train ride there takes less than two hours, zipping along at up to 140 mph! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Life's Little Adventures
The other day a friend and I became ravenously hungry for a really good Reuben sandwich, a treat that is difficult to find here in the Philadelphia suburbs. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
Oh happy day! The first copy of my new guidebook just arrived from the printer and it's all I hoped for.The operative word in the title — and what distinguishes it from my earlier books about England — is "From." This time I've eliminated the walking tours inside London in order to make space for new discoveries within daytrip range of the city. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
My first "Little Adventure" happened a long, long time before I even thought of starting this blog. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
We want to thank Frank Finocchio, a wine-loving Sicilian who sings Puccini as he works at his work of photographic printing, a craft at which he has set new standards of excellence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
Glamour Daze, a well-designed website of vintage fashion and beauty, has just posted a full page about my beginnings with Avedon. There are five photos of me, and two of Dick, all circa 1953. To visit CLICK HERE. Return to Avedon Years Index Return to Photography Index Return to Current Main Page Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
A growing number of entries on this blog concern New York City. Here's an easy way to find them — just click on the titles that interest you. Katz's Deli. Ravenously hungry for a fabulous Reuben sandwich, we head to NYC's Lower East Side and its most famous sandwich joint. Revisiting Ground Zero. A friend and I check out what's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
Two days after the ninth anniversary of 9/11, a friend and I traveled to New York to see how reconstruction of the World Trade Center is coming along. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures
Not long ago, in 2008, the Borough of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, opened a new park. Now, Lansdale was already awash in parks, but this one is special in that it has a magnificent nature trail meandering through dense woodland. Stony Creek Park, as it's called, is a real treat in such a highly urbanized area. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at Life's Little Adventures