Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Remembrance

South Pasadena photographer, AYSO soccer ref and all-around great guy Michael Newman passed away suddenly on March 30 from a brain aneurysm. He was 61.

I only recently met Michael at a South Pasadena Arts Council membership drive. We talked about photography, about the importance of art in everyday life, about how technology was shaking things up and how fun it was to be a part of it.

I wish I'd been fortunate to have more than one conversation with him.

My heart goes out to his wife Margo and their family, and also to the many, many others who loved him. He will be missed.

You can read the obituary at LA Times here.

You can see Michael's beautiful work here. UPDATE April 4: Michael's website appears to have been taken offline. If I learn of an online collection, I will link to it. His portraits are spectacular.

UPDATE April 4:

9 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Oh I'm so sorry. This gorgeous painterly sunset is a lovely visual memorial.

Mister Earl said...

Very sad.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Sad indeed for family and friends. You might want to check out the artwork link. It didn't take me to his work

Sally said...

I'm so sad. My condolences to the entire family. Tragic loss.

Dixie Jane said...

What a lovely picture. And so sad for the loss.

TheChieftess said...

Very sad at such an early loss...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of this.

Anonymous said...

Terrible news.

Anonymous said...

There's a nice tribute up at Patch.