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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
I first saw Fabian's work in the '70s equivalent of a science fiction pulp — Galaxy or somesuch. It was beautiful stuff.
A few years ago, I bought a paperback book or two from a seller on eBay. At some point in process, I noticed that the seller's name was “S Fabian”. I casually remarked to him that there was an outstanding illustrator with that name. Well — you guess it — the seller was the Stephen Fabian. I suspect that the book(s) that I'd go were acquired as reference text for illustrations that he did (of Haggard's Ayesha).
(BTW, I remember that the lot had been very conservatively graded and was very well packed.)
Daniel, I used to collect Fabian avidly from the pulps (Galaxy and Analog), covers and interiors. I can't figure it out, but I've somehow lost or misplaced a really big stack of his work, and the only thing I have now is a hardback collection of ink drawings. I see that one of them is of Ursula Andress as 'She'. You probably have that, but I will post that next, in your honor (and Mr. Fabian's).
I hope that your Fabian collection turns-up. I'd be perpetually frustrated by such a disappearance.
I have at least one book of Fabian's work somewhere. (Most of my books are in storage.) I still have my copies of Galaxy, &c, but I don't recall there being a lot of Fabian illustrations in those that I happened to get.
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