“My wife Peggy says photography is jazz for the eye. I can’t separate the two. They’re so similar. You study, you get the basic framework down, then you…
Photographer Profile ~William Claxton
Claxton often claimed that Baker's relationship with the camera taught him the true meaning of the term "photogenic." "I was up all night developing when the face appeared in the developing tray," Claxton recalled in a 2005 interview. "A tough demeanor and a good physique but an angelic face with pale white skin and, the craziest thing, one tooth missing -- he'd been in a fight. I thought, my God, that's Chet Baker."