Monday, January 07, 2008

I called him Burt

Burt Keppler, my friend, advisor, and mentor--and the first person to give me a job in the photo industry--has died. I knew the end was close when I learned a several weeks ago that he had taken ill and hadn't been in the office in over a month. Knowing how important Burt felt it was to keep working every day, over a decade after most people have retired, I realized something serious was up. On Friday night, his heart finally gave in after too much of the wrong medicine and several heart attacks over the last three decades...

Read the rest of my personal tribute on the Adorama News Desk.

It's been a rough weekend.

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