Now this is a Leo. Or Was. Whatever. His work makes him immortal. Charles Clyde Ebbets was a stuntman, actor, wrestler, racing car driver and pilot turned photographer. He got his first camera aged eight, charging it to his mother’s account at the local store without her permission.
Like it or not, Leos have a fantastic affinity with photography and cinema. In 1932, nearly at his Saturn Return (Saturn in Aquarius FYI) Ebbets got the gig to photograph the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, as it was being built.
He spun off a series of iconic images and people have been referencing his work from that epic assignment ever since. Creating a unique body of work and consistently pushing himself, he earned enough of a reputation to be able to pursue his passion.
Other iconic Leo photographers: Patrick Demarchelier, Gerda Taro, Horst P Horst, Henri Cartier Bresson, William Eggleston and Tina Modotti.