THE PhotoGrapher

June 27, 1921 – December 30, 2013

John Dominis passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013. By his side was his partner of more than three decades, artist Evelyn Floret. The renowned photo-journalist passed away at their home following complications from emergency bypass surgery a year earlier.

This website has been set up by Evelyn Floret, at the suggestion of Mike Maple. It is here so that his friends and admirers can sign his guestbook and share their memories of this extraordinary man. He may be remembered through his prolific work, which may be found through the links on the Contributions and Obituaries page(s).

Please use the “Comments” section below, to share your thoughts/post comments about John. The notes posted here prior to his passing were most meaningful to him and those posted now are meaningful to those who were close to him.

John Dominis - The Portrait by Evelyn Floret

John Dominis : Portrait by Evelyn Floret

John was a great inspiration to many in the creative community. If you count yourself among them and care to share a link to your website, John would be proud to offer a link to it from this site. Photos may be manually added in your guestbook message by the administrator if you would please send them as email attachments to Evelyn at “”. Please also use that email address, should you have any other problem posting to this website.

Thank you for your support.


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  • Mike Maple

    Fri, 9 November 2012 14:45:05 +0000

    Hi again John, I hope you are ready for some BBQ. Remember the BBQ shipments slipped in with film and equipment. Those were the days. Love you and see u soon.


  • Patrick Downs


    I wish you a speedy and full recovery. We have mutual friends, though we’ve never met, but I was weaned as a young photographer marveling at so many brilliant John Dominis photos in LIFE Magazine so I feel like I know you a bit. Thank you for sharing your view of the world with so many of us.

    Get well soon.

    Pat Downs

  • Jodi Cobb

    John, Thank you so much for your support in the very earliest days of my career. I will never forget it. I also still have one of the Nikon FTN cameras I bought from you in 1972 or ’73, I think. It has a hand-made motor drive made by Marty Forscher. I have a piece of history!
    Here’s wishing you the best for a speedy recovery. With affection,