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Robert Whitman Don’t Look Back —until now!

March 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment


By Jimmy Steinfeldt

HOLLYWOOD(Hollywood Today)3/1/14/–Robert Whitman is one of fashion’s outstanding photographers. 
Originally from Minneapolis where he was the top photographer for   Dayton’s department stores (which later became Target). Whitman moved  to NYC in 1984 and has never looked back—until now!

Whitman recently asked his agent to look through his 40 year photo  archive and see what he could find that would be cool for a retrospective. Whitman also said to his agent ‘oh yeh I believe there  are some pictures somewhere in there of Prince’.


Oh Yeh! Prince in 1977 just before he became an international   superstar. The pictures are simply incredible. The opening night of   the exhibit was extraordinary with many entertainment industry people   in attendance including Amos Lee, Wah Wah Watson, Vince Wilburn,  Rahkua Ishakarah, Owen Husney (Prince’s manager who got him his first   record deal), and Stephen E. Rivkin the wonderful film editor for  Avatar, and Pirates of the Caribbean.


The following day I invited Whitman to my studio in Hollywood and we   had fun reminiscing about the old days and of course we took pictures   of each other. I should mention that many years ago I hired Whitman to   do my photo (see below).


Robert Whitman’s photos of Prince from the 3 sessions he shot in 1977   are on exhibit and for sale at Mr. Musichead gallery 7517 W. Sunset   Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90046 through March 7, 2014 www.mrmusichead.com

Robert Whitman


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  • 1 Rahkua // Mar 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    love it! such a wonderful exhibit. its such a pleasure shooting with robert and the images he captures are a telling result. and of course great meeting you jimmy

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