Harry Callahan, Unknown Title, 1953
Since today is valentine’s day, my artist’s theme is love. One photographer quickly came to mind because of his love and obsession with his wife Eleanor. Many times an artist gains creative energy and drive because of a muse, and many times that muse is also their lover… Beyond city photographs and double exposures, Harry was most known for his wide range of creative portraits of his wife and daughter, in almost every scenario, clothed and nude, and every pose. He also established a photography program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1961 (where I attended and took many photography courses, great art school).