Ron's circle of friends included artists, dancers, photographers and craftsmen, He often captured those friendships and exchanges with his camera. When someone caught Ron's eye, wherever they were, he did not hesitate to capture them with his camera, which was almost always around his neck.
Ruth Asawa in Her Studio, San Francisco, 1969
Ruth Asawa and Ron were good friends, living across the Bay from each other in the San Francisco Bay Area. this photograph of Ruth was taken in her studio in San Francisco.
Anna Halprin, mid 1950s
Judy Dater, 1978
Judy Dater was photographing and interviewing Ron for the book Judy was writing on Imogen Cunningham. Taken in Ron's living room, his camera was close at hand.
Potato Field Madonna, Kern County, California, 1940
Ron was hired by Dorothea Lange to drive her throughout California as she photographed the conditions of migrant workers. Ron also took the opportunity to photograph as well, during these trips. Here he photographed a young woman that was just about the same age he was at that time.
John Warnecke, San Francisco, early 1960s
John Warnecke was an architect in the San Francisco Bay Area who hired Ron to photograph quite often.
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John and Dan Dixon
John and Dan Dixon were life-long friends of Ron's. Both sons of Dorothea Lange, they knew each other from the time they were children.
Annie at Steep Ravine, Marin County, California, 1972
This photograph was taken at Dorothea Lange's cabin on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Steep Ravine was one of Dorothea Lange's favorite places; Dorothea and Paul Taylor rented this cabin for decades, returning often to spend a few hours or a few days enjoying life by the ocean. The cabin was simple - cold running water and no electricity; a place which invited reflection and attention to life at the moment. Annie was a friend of the family, staying at Steep Ravine at the time.
Ansel Adams in the Sierra, late 1930s
When Ron worked for Ansel Adams, they would go into the high country of the Sierra Nevada to photograph. In this shot, Ron captured Ansel on the moutain, which Ron referred to Lightning Ridge. A moment later, they descended the mountain quickly as a storm gathered momentum and was moving in.