John Dominis

A tribute to the late, great Life photographer

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 His Work and Obituaries page(s).

Please use the Guestbook  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 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 pertaining to this website.

Thank you for your support.

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Holly Holden wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm:
Wed, 21 November 2012 17:18:06 +0000

Hi John: Your Steve McQueen photos used to hang on my wall when I was in high school. I thought he was the coolest dude alive until I met the cooler dude who took them. Little did I know then I would have the privilege of working for one of the world's finest photographers. We had a lot of fun in the PEOPLE photo dept. I'll never forget the day Dotsie, Betsy and I went shopping at a 42nd St. sex shop for a blowup doll as a joke for your birthday. Pix of the party in your office are priceless.
Hope you feel better soon. XXX, Holly
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