Lester, who I kept hectoring about how he was shooting (using flash, looking at every image after shooting etc.) did a beautiful tribute of the signing. The video is also (of course) now available on YouTube. Here’s the link if you want to pass it around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgk079bPnCo
Well, that really went well. By the time I left Judith had just about sold out all the john lennon: in their own write books. And I was happy to see that Sid Bernstein showed up, and not only that but he was an absolute doll to work with. 90 years old, and he offered me half of his danish when he arrived. This has been an object lesson in perseverance, on the part of Judith.
Amazing coincidence – the woman in the second photo next to Judith has several parrots. I recognized her as someone I had photographed at the Mermaid Day parade. We both remembered that day – a few years back – and the shot of the parrots. Maybe I’ll see if I can find it.
It was also a nice reunion – for me to see my sister meet Lester who she hasn’t seen in – must be over 20 years. I was also able to have Ross (the videographer) come and I got to do a short interview with Sid (yes, after a few minutes you find yourself calling him Sid). On top of that, I forced Lester to bring a CD of his songs and pass it off to Sid’s PR person who promised to give it a listen.
And yes – that’s me laughing in the plaid shirt (a birthday gift). Cast of Characters, from left to right: Judith Furedi (author), me (photographer for book), Sid Bernstein (the one and only), Ross (videographer), and I forgot her name (PR person for Sid). One of the few shots that caught me in a happy, engaged moment.