May 052008

Fred was my friend, and I lost that friend on Saturday. He had been in treatment for several months, and going downhill, losing the battle. I spent a couple of hours with him last week.

As well as being a writer and director, Fred loved taking photographs of people. His love of this inspired me to turn my lens towards faces, as well as just landscapes. We enjoyed a great stroll together many months ago on Santa Monica Pier, and I captured one of the happiest pictures ever, of a little girl and her dad, laughing at the joy of soap bubbles.

Thank you Fred, for your friendship, for allowing me into your life and your world, and for renewing my interest in the richness of faces and the human spirit, good and bad, captured as an image. I will miss you.


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