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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Heidi Stager wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Wed, 21 November 2012 22:45:12 +0000

Dear Great Uncle John,

What a gracious, humble man you are! I remember seeing you for the first time since I was a little girl, and being at your wonderful art exhibit down by La Brea, that was given in your honor, highlighting many years of incredible photography. I remember feeling so proud to have such a relation! Several years back, I was given several of the cookbooks that you illustrated with your pictures, and I so enjoy looking at those. Also, what a fun celebration we were invited to for the Surfers Walk of Fame in Hermosa Beach to see you join the legendaries by the pier. You were a good sport, letting me take pictures of you with our family down near the Sea Sprite motel and enjoying dinner together at the restaurant. You, the photographer, were complimentary to me about the digital pictures I was taking. Thank you! Very encouraging. It was also a highlight to be at your 90th celebration at cousin Pat's home, with all your kids and grandkids and special friends. What a wonderful memory that was. We are praying that the Lord above gives you comfort and peace as you lean on Him for your strength during this time. You are very loved by HIm and us all! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have been so blessed, and you are a blessing to us all.

Love and prayers, Your Grandniece, Heidi for nine lives
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