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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Paul Dominis wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Fri, 16 November 2012 13:21:37 +0000

Hi, Dad, it's Paul,
I remember one of our trips to Puerto Rico. I don't know how you figured it out, but we drove across the whole island to go to Rincon hoping to find a surf spot. We found it down past some sugar cane and open fields. It was the greatest point break, and we spent a good long time surfing there. You had lent me a waterproof camera, and I still remember a shot I took with the lens pointing down the wave's barrel, half in and half out of the water-just like the pros. I was quite proud of that. If you Google Rincon, P.R., you'll find pictures of a big hotel right on that break where we were the only ones.
I love you,
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