Remembering Jeff Lamb

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Leelanau Shore, photo by Jeff Lamb

A photographer I have long admired and was fortunate enough to spend a little time with passed away yesterday.

Jeff Lamb took photos of urban landscapes and landscapes that were not urban, blending a love of his fellow humans with his love of the structures they created in his work.

New Orleans to Northern Michigan, Ann Arbor to Amsterdam, he took so many photos that he needed two Flickr accounts, jeff lamb and leylabunny and a photo blog.

See this bigger in Jeff’s Leelanau slideshow and explore his work through the links above.

11 thoughts on “Remembering Jeff Lamb

  1. I have known Jeff for 20 years, he was wonderful and gifted. I love him like a brother, this is heartbreaking. He will be missed and remembered by many people.


  2. Thanks Blake. I knew him mainly through the internet but really enjoyed meeting him a couple of years ago. His photos of Leelanau (my home) are absolutely gorgeous.


  3. What a nice tribute to him.

    A great loss to us all… I’m still in shock. He was one of a kind, to say the least. RIP good friend.


  4. Edward Vielmetti has posted a great Obituary for Jeff. There’s much more but it begins:

    Jeff Lamb (January 16, 1949 – March 22, 2011) was a photographer of New Orleans, Detroit, Ann Arbor and the Leelenau Peninsula. He is survived by his wife, Leyla Lau-Lamb, his dog, Sonny, and other relations and many friends. There will be a celebration of Jeff’s life at Hathaway’s Hideaway, 310 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, on April 9th beginning at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Advocacy Department of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.

    He has links to two other memorial posts:

    Mark O’Brien’s ;Remembering Jeff Lamb and NOLAFemmes


  5. I met Jeff in the late 70s, through his mother Jane who worked on the same floor, in the Art & Architecture Bldg. We became acquainted, his mother our link. After she passed away I’d run into him all over A2, and frequently at the Treasure Mart where we both hunted and compared our own brand of treasures. I loved Jeff’s dry humor, his little wry smile and lastly, the way he looked at the world. I can’t believe he’s gone, but what a legacy he’s left us!


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