About this Project

This website is as an online exhibition space. Friends, acquaintances, and admirers are invited to submit recollections about, images of, or work inspired by Robert Heinecken.

While Robert Heinecken himself seldom made a camera image, the milieu in which he moved was recorded in exact detail by his associates. One snap at a time.

"Seeing Jerry Uelsmann's portrait of Robert Heinecken, as found on the 'Heinecken in Retrospect' web-page, set my memory in motion. I remembered that, more than thirty years ago, at The Friends of Photography workshop in Carmel Valley, I had taken a couple of photographs as Jerry posed, directed and focused his camera on Heinecken. Searching, I found the proof sheet, and submitted the images to this web-site, in hopes that it will spur similiar memories in others.

"I encourage Robert Heinecken's friends, colleagues, admirers, students and others who have been influenced by him to share any and all pictures, stories, remarks, or anecdotes."

- Darryl Curran

As the collection grows, a pattern of influences on and between himself and his time will emerge. In many ways, the artist's life and his influence will be articulated.

How does it work?

For those interested in submitting pictures and or a story for approval by the curators, please click the link at the top of this page, "Write a Note".

Once your story has been sent off for approval, it might take a day or so for the moderators to approve and add your content. At that point your notes/images will be available online and your name will be added to the list of "Voices" below.


Voices Represented

  • Carl Chiarenza
  • Darryl Curran
  • David Pann
  • Ellen Brooks
  • Eileen Cowin
  • Robert Fichter
  • Irene Borger
  • Matthew Jones
  • Jack Butler
  • Jo Ann Callis
  • Joy Neimanas
  • Jerry Uelsmann
  • Mike Roy
  • Paul Knotter
  • Phil Savenick
  • Sheila Pinkel
  • Victor Landweber
  • Virgil Mirano