Those three sentences don't convey how gorgeous, gifted and talented he was. He positively glowed. As Vanity Fair remembered him, he was "part Byron and part Tarzan."
|From the Vanity Fair obit|
In terms of his work, I love these two shots.
He captioned this self portrait of creativity: "I'll write whenever I can."
He had nothing to do with this book, but Edward Klein's publisher bought the rights to this photo as cover art for the biography of Peter's good friend and early supporter, Jackie. When Peter took this, she was newly Mrs. Onassis, living on Skorpios. Minimal makeup, sunburned nose, no sunglasses. He captured her contentment without artifice.
I toast you, Peter Beard!
|With Little Edie Beale|