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LIFE Photographer Bob Gomel Looks Back at the '60s





Afterimage Gallery is very pleased to present the outstanding photojournalism of Bob Gomel. Mr. Gomel was born (1933) and raised in New York City. After serving in the Navy, he began working for LIFE in 1959, producing many memorable images. When LIFE ceased being a weekly in the early 1970s, he began making photographs for other major magazines. Also in the 1970s, he branched out into advertising photography. Among other accounts, he helped introduce Merrill Lynch’s Bullish on America campaign. In 1977, he relocated his studio to Houston.

He says, “Each time I raised a camera to my eye I wondered how to make a viewer say, “wow.” What followed were the use of double exposures to tell a more complete story; placing remote cameras where no human being could be; adapting equipment to reveal what could not ordinarily be captured on film. My goal with people was to penetrate the veneer, to reveal the true personality or character. The ideal was sometimes mitigated by circumstances, a lack of time or access. But more often than not what the mind conceived could be translated into successful photographic images. Life Magazine in the 60s sold 8,000,000 copies a week. It was a great honor to be a part of that information highway.”



PRICING: Archival ink pigment prints can be ordered as approximately 16 x 20 inch images on 17 x 22 inch paper or approximately 11 x 14 inch images on 13 x 19 inch paper. Prints of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali are $2,000.00 and $1,700.00 respectively. Any prints of The Beatles or of JFK are $1,800.00 and $1,530.00 respectively, and all other photographs are priced at $1,500.00 and $1,275.00 respectively. A small additional amount will be added for matting and shipping.





(Click your mouse on the images below to enlarge them and to view comments by the photographer on each image.)

Bob Gomel, John F. Kennedy Inspecting Space Capsule
John F. Kennedy
Inspecting Space Capsule, 1962
Bob Gomel, Robert F. Kennedy Campaigning
Robert F. Kennedy
Campaigning, 1968
Bob Gomel, Basset Hound Left Behind First Day of School
Basset Hound Left Behind
on First Day of School, 1962
Bob Gomel, Blackout of New York
Blackout of New York,
Nov. 9, 1965

Richard Nixon
with Dogs, 1964
Bob Gomel, Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert H. Humphrey Enjoying Inauguration
Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert H.
Humphrey Enjoying Inauguration, 1965
Bob Gomel, Little League Hockey, New Jersey
Little League Hockey
New Jersey, 1962
Bob Gomel, Tears of Joy as Child Awaits Returning Submariner Dad
Tears of Joy as Child Awaits
Returning Submariner Dad, 1960
Bob Gomel, The Lads Catching some Rays
"The Lads" Catching
some Rays, 1964
Bob Gomel, The Beatles, Profiles in the Pool
The Beatles, Profiles
in the Pool, 1964
Bob Gomel, John Lennon Cannonballs into Pool
John Lennon Cannonballs
into Pool, 1964
Bob Gomel, The Beatles Enjoy Pool before Ed Sullivan Show Appearance
The Beatles Enjoy Pool before
Ed Sullivan Show Appearance, 1964
Bob Gomel, Paul and John Rehearsing before Ed Sullivan Show
Paul and John Rehearsing
before Ed Sullivan Show, 1964
Bob Gomel, Dustin Hoffman Enjoys his Likeness in Clay
Dustin Hoffman Enjoys his
Likeness in Clay, 1967
Bob Gomel, Actor George Hamilton
Actor George
Hamilton, 1966
Bob Gomel, George Segal in Fitting Session
George Segal
in Fitting Session, 1965
Bob Gomel, Adlai Stevenson and Joan Fontaine
Adlai Stevenson and
Joan Fontaine, 1961
Bob Gomel, Tony Bennett Visits Peggy Lee in her Dressing Room
Tony Bennett Visits Peggy Lee
in her Dressing Room, 1962
Bob Gomel, Art Buchwald Revisits Marine Boot Camp
Art Buchwald Revisits
Marine Boot Camp, 1965
Bob Gomel, Warren Beatty Conference Calls
Warren Beatty
Conference Calls, 1968
Bob Gomel, U.S. Olympic Swimmer Kathy Ellis Practicing
U.S. Olympic Swimmer Kathy
Ellis Practicing, 1964
Bob Gomel, Malcolm X tries to Calm the Ebullient Champion
Malcolm X tries to Calm
the Ebullient Champion, 1964
Bob Gomel, Muhammad Ali and The Great White Hope
Muhammad Ali and
The Great White Hope, 1968
Bob Gomel, Marilyn Monroe Attends Premier Party
Marilyn Monroe Attends
Premier Party, 1961
Bob Gomel, Willy Mays Steals Home
Willy Mays
Steals Home, 1960
Bob Gomel, Willy Mays in Locker Room
Willy Mays
in Locker Room, 1961
Bob Gomel, Mickey Mantle in the Assault on Babe Ruth's Record
Mickey Mantle in the Assault
on Babe Ruth's Record, 1961
Bob Gomel, Dr. Benjamin Spock with two Young Patients
Dr. Benjamin Spock with
Two Young Patients, 1962
Bob Gomel, Arnold Palmer during the U.S. Open Championship
Arnold Palmer during the
U.S. Open Championship, 1963
Bob Gomel, Broadway Joe Namath
"Broadway" Joe Namath
1969
Bob Gomel, U.S. Olympic 4 Man Bobsled Team Practicing
U.S. Olympic 4 Man Bobsled
Team Practicing, 1969
Bob Gomel, Kayaker Rides the White Water
Kayaker Rides the
White Water, 1966
Bob Gomel, Horse Drawn Caisson Bearing John F. Kennedy's Casket
Horse Drawn Caisson Bearing
John F. Kennedy's Casket, 1963
Bob Gomel, John F. Kennedy's Body Lies in State at the Capitol Rotunda
John F. Kennedy's Body Lies
in State at the Capitol Rotunda, 1963
Bob Gomel, Overhead View of Coffin of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Overhead View of Coffin
of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1969
Bob Gomel, The Historic Washington Mall Freedom March
The Historic Washington Mall
Freedom March, 1963


Bob Gomel, John Kennedy Jr. Looking Back During Robert F. Kennedy's Funeral
John Kennedy Jr. Looking Back During
Robert F. Kennedy's Funeral, 1968





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