Frank Sinatra – NYC 1965

Frank Sinatra – NYC 1965

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I shot this at a concert in 1965 in NYC.  Frank had been working for Capitol Records out in LA, but when he came for this show, he dismissed other photographers because I had worked with him before on his previous label in NY, so he said I could stay.

Now capture the moment. I had seen it before, but I knew the precise time to capture him making the statement on stage, so he trusted I would get it right.  Compositonally, notice the lighting, and where the eye gravitates to.  See the elements in the shot, and understand that a moment, with minimal aspects is more important, so you realize it is a Sinatra moment – not background and other things.  I saw it early, and knew he would get right back to that moment that was just Frank! – Chuck Stewart

 

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