Photo ©Joe DiMaggio
To All The Ships At Sea:
I’ve had thousands of photo students. Some of them celebrities, politicians, FBI agents, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. I come from the old school. I treat them all the same. I must admit Bill Shatner on one level was the easiest student I’ve ever had. He has a great eye, is a wonderful director and can that guy ride a horse!
Happy Birthday William. I can’t wait for 100
Photo ©JoAnne Kalish
Ever since I gave Bill his big break as my co-host on the Photo Safari, he’s setting the world on fire. That’s me trying to be funny. Bill Shatner needs no help from anyone to be absolutely great. He is genuinely one of the most talented people on the planet. Great actor, big and small screen, thoughtful director, an accomplished writer, one of the most avid readers I’ve ever met, a mensch when comes to being a husband and a father, and a damn good friend. JoAnne and I were in the front row for Bill’s last New York performance last night. He was nothing short of out-of-this-world. No-one should be surprised.
I know I tend to use the same phrases over again. To All The Ships At Sea… Sorry. But I really am the luckiest guy in the World. It seems every time you turn around there’s bad news and enough of it will actually get to you. I’ve had a great two weeks. It started with a small but lucrative advertising shoot, rapidly followed by some great news with a new young editor, who’s going to come aboard and help me with a few projects. The best news is that he’s local. I had a wonderful chance meeting with an old friend, and a five star wedding with the Jacob & Boxer Family. Life just doesn’t get better than that. Unless of course, my friend Bill Shatner calls which he did. Anytime I have an opportunity to talk to Bill it’s a good thing. He’s the most optimistic person in the whole world, oops maybe in the whole Galaxy. At the end of our 30 minute telephone conversation, I had a large grin on my face. Like always, Bill is up to his neck in new projects, exciting travel and oh my, he’s now flying a helicopter! The next time he’s in NY I’ll introduce him to Al Cerullo, probably the best helicopter pilot I’ve ever met. I’m also going to end the week with two SOLD OUT WORKSHOPS in NYC. I told you I’m a lucky Guy!