Man Ray

Man Ray (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976),was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed “Rayographs” after himself.

Bob photographed Man Ray in 1967 in Paris, France.  Surrealisum played a large part in Bob’s photographic style and Man Ray shared this interest.

Similarly, later in life Bob started to photograph people and objects using a special techinque he invented and called the images “Whitographs”.

Paris, 1968
Man Ray, Paris, 1967. Photo – Robert Whitaker