Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Photographer gone good...

My first job out of photography school in NYC was at a catalog studio.  We shot "fashion" for discount store flyers - the kind that got thrown into your junk mail back in the days before the internet.  Media Graphics was the name of the studio.  My friend Peter Kornicker was one of their first staff photographers.  He was a long haired,tan, beach bum, hipster.  I worked with him along with a crew of 10 others for about 3 years before we all started going our separate ways.  The company ultimately folded after about 5 years.  Peter pursued the fashion photography route for a number of years after I got out of the trade.  Somewhere along the line he found a truly noble cause.  91,99,74,0,B

7 comments:

remmij said...

worthwhile cause, as you said - know that they are typically well networked, but this guy does something similar - a bit to the south… with a Google lean… might be worth sharing…

Margery Bills said...

TY remmij. Good work.

rj said...

We still get those fashion flyers in the mailbox. Stores like Macy's and Dillard's send them when you have their credit card.

pw said...

The good cause is being a librarian!
Sez one who knows.........

pamit said...

Noble indeed. And kudos to our President since it is his initiative that inspired Mr. Kornicker's grant:

"The Apple ConnectED grant is Apple’s $100 million commitment to support President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, a program announced in June 2013 and designed to enrich K–12 education for every student in America through various school and technology commitments—one of the better-known being to “connect 99 percent of America’s students to next-generation broadband and high-speed wireless in their schools and libraries."

Also note that the school for which Mr. Kornicker obtained this grant is a public school, neither charter nor public.

So: this makes me feel good about my tax dollars going towards *public* education (paying the salaries of men like Mr. Kornicker), and about educational-enrichment initiatives such as this one of the President. Thanks John. p.s. At first I thought that picture might be one of you from the archives. Handsome dude.

remmij said...

off topic - big bend - starry neighborhood

Margery Bills said...

omg, that's wonderful remmij. I forgot about the shooting stars the other night, but now I saw them and all the stars. I even remember that sign of the bear and the fox.