Saturday, June 9, 2012
Edie Beeson Smith
Starting in 1973 I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Edie Smith, who freelanced for the paper, producing fashion shoots for the Sunday Magazine. She had worked for Vogue magazine in the past and she and I worked together for about 10 years shooting all kinds of fashion stories and multi-page magazine spreads. What was amazing, was that she produced these stories single-handedly. She went to the shows to pick the fashions, and visited the designers for accessories, she chose the models, and we worked together to find locations. The photographic work I did with her was some of the best work I ever did. And all our shoots were fun, as well. Several months ago she passed away in Idaho, where her daughter and son-in-law now live. Today there was a luncheon in Manhattan with family and friends, to celebrate her life. Edie was the most elegant woman I have ever met, and this is a drawing of her made back when she worked for Vogue I think shows that elegance.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:49 PM