I just heard that Bill Jay passed away. If you’re a casual enthusiast of photography, you may not know who he is. Most of the pros know him and think quite fondly of him.
I had only recently heard of him, after my wife gave me a gift subscription to LensWork last year (link currently has a memorial to him). He wrote a column called “End Notes” that I found fantastic – often the most interesting part of the magazine. Most months, I would start with his column and work my way back.
Embracing writing style, wonderful observations. It was like a family reunion, at dinner.
Now I will never have a chance to meet him in person. I think I’ll be spending some time downloading all of his articles and reading them.
Much better writings than this: