The great photographer Sam Haskins died on November 25th, 2009. A little about him and his remarkable life in photography:
Sam Haskins, born Samuel Joseph Haskins (born November 11, 1926, died November 26, 2009), was a photographer best known for his contribution to nude photography, pre-Photoshop in-camera image montage, and his books, the most influential of which were Cowboy Kate (1965) and Haskins Posters (1973). From 2000 to 2005 he has focused on fashion photography for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure and New York. In 2006 he republished Cowboy Kate in a 'Directors Cut' edition with some additional images. In 2009 he published, under the family imprint The Haskins Press his first book in 24 years. 'Fashion Etcetera' is a thematic slice through his archives that explores a lifelong passion for fashion, style and design. He suffered a stroke on September 19, 2009, the opening day of his exhibition to launch 'Fashion Etcetera' at Milk Gallery in New York and died at home in Bowral, Australia, nine weeks later.
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Or check out the Sam Haskin's Blog, which is run by his son, Ludwig Haskins.
Rest In Peace, Sam.