Category Archives: Photography

Earl’s Oil – Photographs

Tweet On Friday March 8 my friend Earl allowed me and another friend to accompany him as he made his daily rounds. Earl is an oilman. He started in the business when he was 17. He’s a lean and taciturn West Texan except when he sees an oil well – then he recites the well’s…


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First Friday Photos and No Parsifal Review

Tweet As I am under both doctor’s and dentist’s orders to avoid contact with Parsifal under any circumstances there will be no review of today’s telecast (scheduled to end Wednesday) of Wagner’s final opera. Instead here are the photos that were exhibited yesterday at the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s headquarters. The photos will be on view…


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Marilyn Horne’s Birthday

Tweet The great American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was born this day in 1934. To mark the occasion here are five photos of this outstanding artist taken by Robert Cahen.


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Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s 50th Birthday

Tweet The Russian baritone was born 50 years ago today in Krasnoyarsk Siberia. To mark the occasion here are some pictures of the singer taken by Robert Cahen. Here’s the baritone aria from Gounod’s Faust to complement the photos. Hvorostovsky – Avant de quitter ces lieux


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Giuseppe Di Stefano – Candid Photos

Tweet The photos of Pippo were provided to me by Robert Cahen. The one, just below, with the late tenor and his cigarette holder is priceless. Note the gloves.


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The Photographs of Robert Cahen – Samuel Ramey

Tweet Today is the 70th birthday of the great American bass Samuel Ramey. To mark the anniversary here are 7 photographs of the singer taken by Robert Cahen. A bonus – Assur’s mad scene from the second act of Rossini’s Semiramide. This is from the performance of the opera at the Met on Dec 29, 1990. Ramey Semiramide Deh ti…


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Why You Should Not Buy A Fine Art Printer

Tweet A recent article in Digital Photography extols the virtues of using a high end printer to make display quality prints from equally high quality digital cameras. Actually, it just describes several top of the line printers. It doesn’t give a good reason for owning one. The reason is that there isn’t any good reason….


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The Photos of Robert Cahen – Placido Domingo

Tweet To mark the 70th anniversary of Placido Domingo’s birth (January 21, 1941), here are eleven photographs of the great artist taken by Robert Cahen. There is little to say about Domingo’s career that isn’t self evident. He’s had more roles than Parker House. He’s a tenor; he’s a baritone; he’s a conductor; he’s an administrator….


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The Photographs of Robert Cahen – Part 2

Tweet The photos below were all taken by Robert Cahen for the San Francisco Opera. They were given to me by Mr Cahen and are used with his permission.


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The Photographs of Robert Cahen

Tweet This post is the first of a series devoted to the photographs of Robert Cahen. Not only has Mr Cahen photographed virtually every important opera singer of the past 60 years, he has been a close friend to many of them. The series starts with singers now active, but will later include artists whose careers flourished…


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