RIP Wayne F. Miller: USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1948. “Reefer Party”.
“Wayne Miller was going to be a banker. But as with so many of his generation, World War II intervened. Mr. Miller was recruited by fashion photographer Edward Steichen to be part of an elite naval photography unit. During the war, Mr. Miller would document all facets of military life. He was also one of the first photographers on the ground after the bombing at Hiroshima (bottom center).
Mr. Miller returned home to Chicago at the end of the war. Having documented death and destruction for four years, Mr. Miller had decided to try and use his camera to heal. He spent three years on Chicago’s predominately black South Side documenting day-to-day life. His hope was to bring whites and blacks together. It became his seminal work, Chicago’s South Side.
The rest of Mr. Miller’s career covered broad areas. Whether it was as a member of the famed Magnum Photo cooperative or curating “The Family of Man” (which featured the photo, above, of Mr. Miller’s father delivering his grandson, David), Mr. Miller was attempting to capture ”’universal truths,’ and it was his hope that if he could use his camera to reveal those truths, we might achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and each other.”
Wayne Miller died on May 22, 2013 at the age of 94.” (via obitoftheday)
Keith Moon destroying the organ used in “Tommy”. 1976.
HEINZ MACK, Tele-Mack 1968 (moca)
image from 9/1962 JFK & LBJ being briefed in Blockhouse 34, Cape Canaveral
David Maljkovic at/via Metro Pictures (favorite thing/image I’ve seen so far, from afar)