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Dennis Stock | 1928 – 2010

Bronx-born Dennis Stock passed away this Tuesday at the age of 81. Shooting for Magnum Photos for over 50 years, his body of work is most notable for his images of jazz greats and Hollywood celebrities, especially his iconic images of James Dean taken just prior to his death in 1955. One of my favorite series of his are the images on the set of “The Planet of The Apes” movie. I will search for more of those images and post them soon.

James Dean in Times Square, 1955 © Dennis Stock

James Dean in Times Square, 1955 © Dennis Stock

A very famous photograph of James Dean taken in Times Square in 1955. He is walking in the rain, cigarette dangling from his lips, the beauty of 1950’s New York in varying shades of black and grey — foggy, misty and utterly compelling — in short a perfect picture… perfect composition, perfect subject, perfect era, perfect mood.

-Gail Levin, filmmaker

John Updike, Massachusetts, 1962 © Dennis Stock / Magnum

John Updike, Massachusetts, 1962 © Dennis Stock / Magnum

Art is a well-articulated manifestation of an aspect of life. I have been privileged to view much of life through my cameras, making the journey an enlightened experience. My emphasis has mainly been on affirmative reactions to human behavior and a strong attraction to the beauty in nature.

– Dennis Stock

New York City, 1959 © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

New York City, 1959 © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

Cafe de Flore © Dennis Stock

Cafe de Flore © Dennis Stock

I’ve never taken an assignment. I’ve always photographed what I wanted to be photographing, and then worried about selling the pictures or doing something with them afterwards. I’ve always shot for myself, and when you’re shooting what you’re interested in shooting, you’re always going to be happy.

– Dennis Stock

NEW YORK CITY—Audrey Hepburn during the filming of Sabrina by Billy Wilder, 1954. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Audrey Hepburn during the filming of Sabrina by Billy Wilder, 1954. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

UNITED STATES—Marilyn Monroe watching the filming of Desirée, 1953. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

UNITED STATES—Marilyn Monroe watching the filming of Desirée, 1953. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

PHILADELPHIA—Louis Armstrong during the last minute of concentration in the wings before appearing in public, 1958. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

PHILADELPHIA—Louis Armstrong during the last minute of concentration in the wings before appearing in public, 1958. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City, 1958. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

Miles Davis, Birdland, New York City, 1958. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

FAIRMOUNT, Ind.—James Dean on the farm of his uncle Marcus Winslow, posing with a pig and asking himself, "Do I belong to the animals, to the pigs, the cattle, or the goats?" 1955. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

FAIRMOUNT, Ind.—James Dean on the farm of his uncle Marcus Winslow, posing with a pig and asking himself, "Do I belong to the animals, to the pigs, the cattle, or the goats?" 1955. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

CALIFORNIA—A surfer at Corona del Mar, 1968. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

CALIFORNIA—A surfer at Corona del Mar, 1968. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

Discovery, which is the heartbeat of good photography, occurs more readily when the photographer relinquishes self-consciousness for a state of humility and childlike wonderment. Then there is a greater freshness and purity in what you capture on film.

-Dennis Stock

LOS ANGELES—Playa del Rey, 1968. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—Playa del Rey, 1968. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos


Happy New Year’s Day
PRAGUE—New Years' Eve, 2005. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

PRAGUE—New Years' Eve, 2005. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

G.B. ENGLAND. London. Trafalgar Square. 01/01/2000. © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

G.B. ENGLAND. London. Trafalgar Square. 01/01/2000. © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—The Bowery, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—The Bowery, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—La Villette, 1929. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

PARIS—La Villette, 1929. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


Henri Cartier-Bresson | America, Part One

Since his is fundamentally a tragic vision, he reacted most feelingly to what in America he saw as related to its decay, its pain.

-Arthur Miller, writing of the photographs that Cartier-Bresson took in America.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

CHICAGO—The employment office, 1947.

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW ORLEANS—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—On the Lower East Side, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

CAPE COD, Mass.—“This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken, but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’ I felt in her a touch of the strength and robustness of the early American pioneers.”—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Independence Day, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MASSACHUSETTS—Watching fireworks on July 4, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK—Coney Island, 1946. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

LOS ANGELES—1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW MEXICO—At the Lama Foundation community, a father and two children pass in front of the kitchen, a stoutly built octagonal wood and glass structure (geodesic dome) with all the things a kitchen should have, plus a dining room above, 1971. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Easter Sunday in Harlem, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the Lincoln Memorial, a Pilgrimage for Freedom prayer session features singer Mahalia Jackson, 1957. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960.  © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

MICHIGAN—Football at Ann Arbor University, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A Michigan vs. Northwestern football game, Oct. 15, 1960. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—1959. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

New York, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos


Ireland | Cong

Being a huge fan of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” since I was a kid, I could not wait to visit the village of Cong in County Mayo where they filmed much of the movie. The tiny village is dominated by tourist traps for fans of the film but off the main strip, things settle down and the quaintness of life in western Ireland takes over.

Drive about an hour north of Galway on Route 334 on the Circular Road and just enjoy the scenery.

Shot with a Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland © Doug Kim


Robert Frank | Los Angeles

To live for two months in LA is like being hospitalized.

-Robert Frank, February 27, 1956; from a letter to Walker Evans, while Frank was applying for a continuance of his Guggenheim grant.

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956 © Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

St. Francis, Gas Station and City Hall – Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

St. Francis, Gas Station and City Hall – Los Angeles, 1956, Robert Frank

Ranch market, Hollywood, California, Robert Frank

Ranch market, Hollywood, California, Robert Frank

Motorama, Los Angeles, California, Robert Frank

Motorama, Los Angeles, California, Robert Frank


Blizzard 2009 | Addendum
Fulton Street Mall, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Fulton Street Mall, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

1st Ave, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

1st Ave, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Broadway, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Broadway, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard 12/19/2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim

Times Square, Blizzard Dec 19, 2009 © Doug Kim


Blizzard 2009 | Snowball fight Times Square

This was an impromptu snowball fight in Times Square around 1AM in the midst of the blizzard Saturday night. The real danger wasn’t the snow and subsequent moisture destroying my gear. No, the real danger was shooting the mayhem with a wide lens which meant that I was a prime target. I had to put the gear down several times for some payback.

Note: due to demand, prints can be purchased now at SmugMug. For higher end archival prints, please email me directly. Happy holidays everyone!

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim