We recently featured cinemtographer João Fernandes‘ (aka Harry Flecks) first interview in 50 years. Due to the great response we had to it, we’re pleased to showcase a selection of rare and unseen photographs from his scrapbooks – covering a career that spanned 1960s New York sexploitation films, 1970s hard core movies, and finally Hollywood success in the 1980s and 1990s.
The above photograph shows João on the set of The Story of Joanna (1975).
João Fernandes (and Harry Flecks) at work
João, with friend Ron Wertheim (late 1960s)
João, with Don Walters (late 1960s)
Gerard Damiano, Ron Wertheim, and João (1974)
João, on the set of The Story of Joanna (1975)
João, with Armand Weston (left)
João, with Richard Pacheco (courtesy Gordon Archives)
Victor Petrashevic cradles João’s head after the biplane accident
João, with the director who gave him his mainstream break, Joe Zito
The legendary action star. Posing with Chuck Norris in 1988.
João, in the Philippines with producer (and brother of Chuck) Aaron Norris (1988)
The talented, charismatic and unforgettable legend of the silver screen (posing here with Charlton Heston in 1998).