Artist of the Portrait – John Reeves, 78

John Reeves 1938-2016 by Fernando Morales of the Globe

John Reeves 1938-2016 by Fernando Morales of the Globe

Toronto.  As I read the Globe this morning I saw an obituary for the famous Toronto photographer John Reeves.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in April, 1938, Reeves had a career as both a portrait photographer and a CBC broadcaster. John attended SGWU in Montreal taking fine arts.

His portraits of the famous are legendary. The obituary notes his experience with Leonard Cohen  resulting in a portrait using just a small flash and available light.

Another photographer and author (and PHSC speaker) Vincenzo Pietropaolo wrote a profile of Reeves in POV magazine back in February, 2015.

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