Chester noticed the man while shooting a Frank Sinatra concert on Long Island in 1974 for a wire service. “Had I not turned around to see this guy,” Chester says, “I would have missed him.” He licensed the image to a postcard publisher many years later. Some of the man’s children happened upon the postcard, and sought out a print from Chester to remember their father after his passing.
It was a scene captured in an instant that resonated for years after, and it was a scene that reflected one of Chester’s cardinal philosophies of photography. “You take a photograph not because you know where to put it,” he says. “You take it because it’s that moment.” Sometimes, those moments come in pairs.
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