Behind the Lens With Skip Bolen
Another storyI had just moved to Los Angeles, and there was a little club called the Jazz Photographers Association of Southern California run by jazz photographer Ray Avery. I contacted Ray and went to a meeting where soon after, Ray and I became friends. Early on while I was a new member, Ray organized a jazz photography show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles where I was invited to show my jazz photographyand I soon found my jazz photos hanging next to the photography of Ray Avery, Herman Leonard and Bill Claxtonyou can only imagine how much of a thrill that was for me. Ray Avery's motto was "Stay up late and shoot straight!"I miss Ray, Herman and Bill and always think of them. I have a ton of favorite jazz stories!