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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joe mcnally wrote on May 22, 2017 at 5:46 pm
Wed, 14 November 2012 19:20:31 +0000

John....Rooting for you, and know you will recover. It remains one of my fondest memories, the day I was allowed to come up and visit you at People, as a truly young pup photog, untried and untested. The fact that you spent time with a young shooter, offering counsel and wisdom as only you could speaks volumes about you as a person, mentor, friend, and photog. I see your work, every day, on my wall at home-the Mick throwing his helmet. It reminds me all the time of the amazing body of work you amassed, and how photographers everywhere have aspired to do better work because of the benchmark of excellence you set. Hang in, and Burnett and I have dibs on a date with you and the espresso, Joe
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