HAWKERI was shooting a series of surreal ads for Levis that went on the back cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. At that time, Rolling Stone was having problems in the Boston Commons area getting people to buy the magazine. There were a lot of 'hawkers' in the commons competing with Rolling Stone. The distributors and sellers of Rolling Stone asked Levis' ad agency for help with the problem. The art director on the Levis account asked me to come up with an image for a poster to help Rolling Stone with the hawker problem. This photograph was produced without retouching.
JAGUAR SKIESWhile on assignment to photograph and film the Mayan People in Guatemala for Harcourt Brace Publishers and KQED TV (PBS). I climbed the Jaguar Temple at Tikal to get an over-view photograph of the area. I looked up while climbing and I was struck how powerful an image it was. This photograph was a book cover for Michael McClure's Jaguar Skies.
SCRATCHING THE BEAT SURFACEMichael and I have collaborated on many projects. This award winning book cover is from a series of my surrealscape photographs produced in the early 1970s.
McClure book cover illustration