Back in the Spring of 1979, while still at school at SUNY Purchase College, the school got a call from Xerox in neighboring Stamford CT to see if there were any student photographers around willing to photograph the festivities at their Open House Day picnic. Chris, Jim and myself (the Troika) were chosen. I had just completed my first ‘composite panoramic collage’ and was ready to sell it to the world. The powers that be granted me permission to shoot this collage while there. I subsequently sent them a copy and they published it it in this ‘Xerox World’ newsletter in July 79, and paid me a whopping $250 for the privilege. In the few frames of the 150 where people can be reasonably photographed, Chris and I had the opportunity to get a shot with the de-facto Xerox mascot at the time ‘Brother Dominic’, actor Jack Eagle who famously appeared in Xerox TV ads as a monk. Apart from all that, why this publication is important to me is, well, it was a genuine big-league first for me, plus it anchored in the timeline my status as a ‘first monkey’ of photo collage.
Tearsheet Time Capsule – Xerox 1979
David McGlynn is an artist living and working in New York City and Beverly, MA. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1979. Mr. McGlynn enjoys success as both a fine art photographer and as a professional commercial photographer. His specialty is photo collage, and he has been refining his unique style for the better part of three decades. He has shown his work at several group and solo shows, including the Alternative Museum, Queens Museum, Hudson River Museum, Luring Augustine Gallery, the Neuberger Museum and Broadway Windows. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Erie Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Forbes Gallery Collection, and various private collections. In addition, he has created large-scale works for permanent installation for a variety of clients, including Disney/ESPN Zone restaurants, Fox Network headquarters, and AT&T Corporate Headquarters. His work has appeared in publications including WIRED, Newsweek, Time, Money, Forbes, Vibe, ESPN, New York Times, Traveler, Popular Science and Metropolitan Home. Corporate and advertising clients include Miller Brewing Company, ‘Absolut McGlynn’ for Absolut Vodka, Kodak Funsaver cameras, Compaq, American Express, Disney, Dime Bank, Polygram/Mercury Records, and the World Financial Center. Mr. McGlynn has received several awards including: American Photography Annual 7, 10, 11, 35; Society of Publication Designers Annual 18, 23, 27, 28 and 30; Graphis Poster and Graphis Digital. Portfolio spreads of his artwork have been published in: Life Magazine, Popular Photography, Idea (Japan), Photo Magazine (France), and Photo District News. View all posts by David McGlynn