Photographer Fred Lyon has been called "San Francisco's Brassai". He's also been compared to Cartier Bresson, Atget, and Andre Kertez, but all with a San Francisco twist. That's fine with this lifelong San Francisco Native who happily admits his debt to those icons.
Now 88, his nonstop career reaches back to the early 1940s and embraced news, fashion, architecture, advertising and food. In the golden years of magazines his picture credits were everywhere from LIFE to VOGUE. There days find him combine this picture files for galleries, publishers and print collectors. And he's still excited when he gets a call offering a new commission.