Marlboro Reflecting on Marlboro- Click NEXT below to view the images I treasured 12 plus years photographing for Marlboro where hundreds of ads were produced. I’ve included some out-takes from that golden age of advertising. It was a photographer's dream (and an occasional nightmare) to work on this account. These are just a handful of the thousands of images taken over those years and scanned from slides. I've included photos of a few of the actual ads I dug up from magazines to show how the agency took the images and by very skillful alteration turned them into the grainy, distinctive images that made the campaign so timeless by altering color and shadows. This look has been the same for over 25 years. Their ads had a timeless and rugged look. While sometimes it's hard to see your images turned into this style, it's the mark that set the ads apart from the slick images used by others. Many believe Marlboro be the finest, most successful and longest lasting campaign in advertising history. The images had to be right from the beginning as the age of Photoshop was not around. The challenge to get it right was paramount. It was frustrating to lose images because of closed eyes, horses or cowboys in the wrong attitude and list goes on. I owe great thanks to my crew, Jim Christell, CiCi Fox, Fred Mullane and Michael Cole for their contribution to the success of those years.