ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
IN MEMORY OF AARON RUBINO
We have the great pleasure of highlighting a photographer's work that has been tucked away, and hiding in the shadows, being cared for by a friend. Recently they were offered to Gary Nolan. They trusted Gary to keep them safe, and shed some light on Aaron Rubino’s photography and respect the memory of his friend.
"After visiting my elderly friend Tom in San Francisco earlier this year, I found myself in possession of a large set of negatives (1700+) taken by Aaron Rubino, his deceased friend who had given him the film years earlier. The cache of negatives had recently escaped serious water damage from a pipe break and Tom was starting to wonder what would happen to everything after he was gone. Since I’d been involved in photography and imaging for most of my career, he insisted I take them.
Apparently Rubino had been a photojournalist and had a freelance business in the city as well. Looking over the sparse notations scribbled on the negative sleeves, it seemed all the shoots and sessions were from the period 1944-1949, with the majority dated 1944 or 1945. Subject matter is all over the map - group shots, weddings, teams, sports, entertainers, politicians, street shots, some WWII related stuff, fashion, even a few ‘boudoir’ type images."
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