Herman Leonard – March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010

Posted on by Tim Mantoani

The work of Herman Leonard has had a great impact on the world of photography. Herman had a unique perspective and a thirst for technical perfection. Although his work was recorded in still photographs, his images often gave you a sense of sound. He will be missed dearly. Please pay him a tribute by viewing his workhttp://www.hermanleonard.com/

Herman Leonard with his photograph of Dexter Gordon at the Royal Roost 1948
Herman Leonard with his photograph of Dexter Gordon at the Royal Roost 1948
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On the bottom of his Polaroid portrait he wrote, “It was early 1948 at the Royal Roost in New York. An afternoon rehearsal gave me a unique opportunity to photograph many giants of jazz with my trusty 4×5 Speed Graphic. What a great career! To do what you love and be entertained at the same time!”

Herman Leonard and Tim Mantoani
Herman Leonard and Tim Mantoani