Photographer shocked to find 35-year-old mime pictures were of Robin Williams
Back in 1974, photographer Daniel Sorine didn’t have money for a fancy studio or extensive travel, so on weekends, he would wander Central Park snapping shots of the local personalities performing.
After thirty-five years, he decided to take another look at those negatives and found an amazing moment of entertainment history hiding in the box: Robin Williams playing a mime.
“What attracted me to Robin Williams and his fellow mime, Todd Oppenheimer, was an unusual amount of intensity, personality and physical fluidity,” Sorine tells us. “When I approached them with my Pentax Spotmatic they allowed me to invite them into my camera instead of me having to chase after them.”
At this time, Williams was a student at Juilliard, one of only twenty students accepted in his freshman class, and it was four years before the world at large came to first love him as Mork from Ork.
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Before they were famous.
Photo credits: Daniel Sorine, Graphics credit: CanvaPosted by Kate Rinsema