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From The Vault Of Art Shay: A Few Of My Favorite Images

By Art Shay in News on Aug 15, 2013 3:00PM

(Legendary Chicago-based photographer Art Shay has taken photos of kings, queens, celebrities and the common man in a 60-year career. This week, Art looks back at some of his favorite photos.)

The best, busiest, most modest and priciest commercial photographer in Chicago is called Sandro. Some of his accounts are the government of China (who use his intimate couples pictures to decorate all their bus kiosks) and Nikon, for whom he portrayed a speeding motorcyclist in minimal light that still mystifies some Sports Illustrated headliners.

I will be doing a blog on Sandro as soon as he settles into imminent marriage with his gorgeous bride-to-be Claudé. He has such great taste in pictures that he collects some of mine. I was, posing for my next book jacket in Sandro's studio and we were discussing the kinds of pictures we liked.

I was actually lobbying for one hiding my double chin, which he managed to do masterfully, but in general an eavesdropper of two guys who have sold about a half-million pictures , would learn the principal lesson of photography: Shoot what you like .If you like it ,editors and other ordinary people will too. That's it.

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If you can't wait until this time every Wednesday to get your Art Shay fix, please check out the photographer's blog, which is updated regularly. Art Shay's book, Chicago's Nelson Algren, is also available at Amazon.