A couple of years ago I was wondering NYC with a friend of mine. He had a bunch of art galleries that he wanted to visit. Not one to pass up a chance to visit the Big Apple I eagerly went with him. We wondered the streets, I took photographs and went out to a couple of wonderful restaurants. We stumbled across a gallery that wasn’t on his list but next to one that we visited, and they were showing a collection of historic photographs. Original Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stiglitz, Man Ray, Robert Capa, Edward Weston, all originals, framed, I just wondered from one image to the next in utter disbelief. It was truly just a treasure trove of historic photographers and their work. I had that feeling in my stomach that you get when you know you’re in the presence of something great.
I had no idea that Sir Elton John was an avid photography collector. But as I watched this short video of his photography collection I was once again in awe. The desire to visit and see this collection in person was just overwhelming. He is sharing some of these in a collection at the Tate Museum in London. Perhaps it’ll come to NY