March,1984, the Soviet Union had not broken up yet, but the ice on the Neva River was breaking up as it flowed past the Peter and Paul fortress in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). The sun was out so it was the perfect time to sunbathe Russian style, standing up. copyright Will van Overbeek
I guess that Manhattan is the mecca of street photography. Everybody's out walking, in all weather and all times of day. I'm walking by Madison Square Garden, on my way to an appointment, and there they are, The Norway Sumo Team, looking for a snack. The guy offered to pose for a picture, but why spoil a perfect moment? copyright Will van Overbeek
Born in Belzoni, Mississippi in 1913 Pinetop Perkins is one of the original blues piano players. Perkins was featured on the King Biscuit Time radio show broadcast from Helena, Arkansas in the decades before World War II. Pinetop is still going strong appearing around Austin weekly and is touring this spring.
It was 1990, Jimmy Carter and couple thousand volunteers were building 200 houses on the outskirts of Tijuana. I was commissioned by the Discovery Channel Magazine to shoot a cover portrait. Originally there was to be an hour to photograph the ex-president, this somehow became three minutes. While the Polaroid was developing, and with the press handler's hand on my shoulder, I managed to shoot half a roll of film. In the end everybody seemed happy. copyright Will van Overbeek