with a couple of photographs, including one of an angel in the subway: pure magic.
Eventually I realized the seed for the idea of having people close their eyes had taken hold when I met Beat poet Gary Snyder in the 1970s in Honolulu. He seated himself beneath a sacred Banyan tree, closed his eyes, and meditated.
A long time.
Making "portrait/s of the artist" had settled into my dreams. From then on, I photographed artists of all persuasions. And as my sensibility and style evolved over the years, I created several different series.
Gary Snyder, Beat poet
Seen/Unseen: Artists & Their Work
Three-time winner in 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA)
--portraits in the winning series--
Jasper de Beijer / Accra Shepp / "Mr.X" / Neal Adams / Alberto Carvalho
From Lynch's 2012 IPA awardwinning series: Jasper de Beijer, 2012, with one of his "Marabunta" works
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