Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Photographer_Louis Fabian Bachrach Jr.

This photographer, Louis Bachrach Jr. just passed away and his story is pretty amazing. His family has been photographing portraits for about 140 years through generations of Bachrachs. The family launched its business in a Baltimore studio in the late 1860s, about five years after a publication sent Mr. Bachrach's grandfather, David, to photograph President Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. They have photographed presidents and celebrities ever since. The first time Louis photographed John F. Kennedy, Louis said in a 1985 interview "I worked like hell for an hour, but I didn't get anything; I bombed out". Great story at Boston.com HERE. Aso interesting, see Bachrach studio web site for additional portraits HERE.

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