Wednesday, June 24, 2009
My Earliest Known Lamp Hat - by Patty Mooney
I believe this to be the earliest known photograph from the "Lamp Hat Collection," unwittingly snapped by my husband and partner, Mark Schulze, when we met the Great Comic Book Maven, Stan Lee, at San Diego Comic Con in 1996. Both Mark and I were impressed by Stan's obvious joy for life and of course his boundless talents in the comic book realm.
By the look on Stan's face, it seems possible that he knows he is participating in the birth of a revolutionary photographic style, which flies in the face of all you are not supposed to do while taking a portrait, to be known 13 years later as the "Lamp Hat Collection." (At least that's what I call it.)
I will be adding more of the Lamp Hat Collection in the near future, because everyone I know can use a good laugh.