In the 1970s, Jack Robinson came to work as a stained glass designer at Rainbow Studios, which is still in operation today at 44 Huling. Jack was intensely private about his life, as worked there for 20 years until his death in 1997.
After he passed, the owner of Rainbow Studios, Dan Oppenheimer, went to his apartment to settle his affairs. What he found shocked him ... hundreds of thousands of high end photographs of major celebrities and rock stars, fashion and pop icons, and more.
Unbeknownst to anyone in Memphis, Jack had been one of America's most prominent photographers, working for Vogue, Life Magazine and the New York Times during the 50s and 60s. He lived a glamorous life in New York and Paris, which also included drugs and alcohol - all of which he left behind when he moved to Memphis.
His incredible collection of photography is now on display at this gallery.
Watch a video with Dan Oppenheimer about Jack Robinson