by Skip Cohen
In 2019 the industry lost two legends, Jay Stock in July and Terry Deglau later in September. For those of you "kids" out there who think I'm just sharing a portrait of two old guys - these are two of the trailblazers who helped build the professional portrait side of the industry.
Terry was one of my very dearest friends, and there isn't a week that goes by that something doesn't remind me of our adventures together over the years. From spending almost a week in Yosemite driving Ansel Adams' Cadillac to conventions where we worked together for Kodak and Hasselblad, there was never a dull moment.
And while I didn't know Jay very well, he was known for his stunning classic portraiture. Terry featured him in Kodak's DreamMaker ad campaign, which I wrote about last January. It included this image of Jay.
It's Throwback Thursday and time for you to dig back through your own archives and share a memory-making moment from the past. And trust me, a great look in your rearview mirror is the perfect reminder of how special an industry we're so proud to be a part of.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.