Saturday marked the birthday of one of my favorite photographers, Herb Ritts. I was so incredibly sad when he died in 2002. His work was so dynamic. His portraits and fashion editorials leapt right out at the viewer, refusing to be ignored. To say I was influenced by him, is a major understatement. As I was looking through my archives, I came upon some of my early work which you see here. I know these photos are nowhere near the caliber of what he created but I hope there is a little of his brilliance somewhere around the edges.
Happy Birthday Herb! We miss you so very very much.