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Abby Ross’ – the last images of Sam

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

After Sam’s stroke in New York and after his subsequent interview with NY Times’ Horatio Silva at a Le Book event at Milk in New York, Sam had his picture taken by several visitors. Among which was the very talented photographer and lovely person Abby Ross. It is hard to say who actually took the very last picture of Sam but these were among the last.

Sam was still in shock from the stroke, a terrible loss of control for a healthy and disciplined man who always took pride in his appearance and intelligent awareness.

Abby loves Sam’s work and despite his poor mood, she approached her subject with respect and admiration. She also made quick and good use of available space and light, no studio, so fuss. I truly love these images and I am very glad that, this week, the estate is acquiring signed copies for our permanent archive.

Sam by Abby Ross 01 Retouched

Sam by Abby Ross 02 Retouched

Sam by Abby Ross 03 Retouched cropped

Celebrating Summer and Paris

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ofr Bookstore and Gallery are hosting an intimate fun show of Sam's work. This is the first retrospective of Sam's legendary calendar photography, produced primarily for Pentax from 1971 to 2000. The show runs from July 9th through to the end of August.

The 'Summer' part of the theme is obviously represented by the calendars whereas 'Paris' is being represented by 'November Girl' in various states of deshabillé with her melancholic longings in a bohemian bedroom and a cigarette to hand. In fact, the pictures were shot in Sam's studio in Johannesburg in 1966, using sets he styled and built, 'November Girl' has always been a firm favourite with the French who view her as quintessentially Parisian.

Two very rare signed vintage prints (with a handful of exceptions, Sam's vintage archive was unsigned) will be offered along with contemporary prints and vintage calendars.

See you in Paris...


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