Roxanne Lowit | The Original Party Photographer

Posted: September 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, Film, New York City, Photography, Quotes

I started out as a textile designer at FIT. I was given a 110 Instamatic camera to make reference photographs of my friends that I wanted to paint. I liked the instant gratification of the photographic process, so I traded in my paintbrushes for a camera and started exploring this new creative medium. The Editor in Chief of the Soho News Annie Flanders saw my pictures and asked me to go to Paris to cover the fashion shows for her with one stipulation: I had to get a real camera. I bought a camera and read the instructions on how to load film into the camera on the flight to Paris. The energy of shooting backstage was intoxicating. On that same trip I found myself atop the Eiffel Tour with Yves Saint Laurent and Andy Warhol for the after party for Yves show. From that moment on, I knew this was what I was meant to do. I returned to New York, quit my job, and decided I was now a photographer.

- Roxanne Lowit

Christy, Linda, Naomi © Roxanne Lowit

Christy, Linda, Naomi © Roxanne Lowit

Salvador Dali, Janet Daly and the stranger, New Years Eve © Roxanne Lowit

Salvador Dali, Janet Daly and the stranger, New Years Eve © Roxanne Lowit

Backstage Dior © Roxanne Lowit

Backstage Dior © Roxanne Lowit

 

Photography is my passion, my métier, and my muse. I love what I do and do what I love. That is the key to happiness.

- Roxanne Lowit

Lenny Kravitz & Iggy Pop © Roxanne Lowit

Lenny Kravitz & Iggy Pop © Roxanne Lowit

Keith Haring © Roxanne Lowit

Keith Haring © Roxanne Lowit

Linda, Naomi & Christy, 1989 ©  Roxanne Lowit

Linda, Naomi & Christy, 1989 © Roxanne Lowit

Paloma Picasso © Roxanne Lowit

Paloma Picasso © Roxanne Lowit

Paloma Picasso and Xavier de Castella at Le Privilege, Paris, 1983 © Roxanne Lowit

Paloma Picasso and Xavier de Castella at Le Privilege, Paris, 1983 © Roxanne Lowit

Divine and John Waters at Interferon, 1981 © Roxanne Lowit

Divine and John Waters at Interferon, 1981 © Roxanne Lowit

Lou Reed in New York, circa 1980 © Roxanne Lowit

Lou Reed in New York, circa 1980 © Roxanne Lowit

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in New York, 1982 © Roxanne Lowit

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in New York, 1982 © Roxanne Lowit

Steven Meisel in New York, 1989 © Roxanne Lowit

Steven Meisel in New York, 1989 © Roxanne Lowit


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Steve Schapiro | Taxi Driver

Posted: November 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, New York City, Photography

A book I will be buying very soon is Steve Schapiro’s Taxi Driver from Taschen Books.

Schaprio is a photojournalist and documentary photographer and has also been the still photographer for many of the seminal films in the seventies including The Godfather, Midnight Cowboy, and The Way We Were.

To view more of his work, visit his site.

To purchase Taxi Driver, click here.

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Jodi Foster, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Jodi Foster, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976 © Steve Schaprio


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Leica Sighting | Ronin

Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, Leica

Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998

Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998


Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998

Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998


Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998

Robert De Niro's Leica R6.2, Ronin 1998


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