Greg Potter - The Man Who Kept Growing - Rest In PeaceWednesday, September 14, 2016
Greg Potter was the man who was always growing. He wasn’t fat. It just seemed that every time he sat across the table from me on the Thursday noon lunches at the Railway Club that he had grown bigger and taller. His large presence was ameliorated by a gentle voice and a sort of aw-shucks-don’t-take-me-too-seriously attitude that served him well in his career as a journalist.
I first met him in 1985 when I was introduced to him by John Armstrong. They and three others were forming a band called the Lost Durangos. They wanted me to take the photographs. In those early 80s I was going through my rip-off George Hurrell period so I used multiple lighting setups. The key to the photographs was my makeup artist Inga Vollmer. I instructed her to make the female lead singer look like “Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind.”
And she did.