by Jean-Pierre Pappis
Goksin Sipahioglu, Paris, 24, rue de Berri © Graeme-Baker/SIPA
Let's make the most of the death of Sipa to praise his sense of timing.
ounce more a wink at history as a cliché of cyclops, giant with a telescope. He died the same day as Steve Jobs, is it really happenstance ? A rendezvous ? They will surely keep company on the road to the next world.
He passed away when the work he loved is dying beaten down by accountants and managers enemies of photographers and journalist of whom they are afraid and envious.
Sipa and Jobs looked alike , same eastern origins « Jobs father is from Syria » and shared a similar vision in their own fields , they both had warm and devoted surroundings. Both had a helping hand for beginners ,both lost their company at a time in their career the only difference Jobs had is seat back while for Sipa every thing deteriorated after he left » his house.
However he never stopped to plan and realize new projects, but time was against him. One should be elated at Sipa's agency to have known and to belong to such a company which when Sipa was still the manager was not only a business but a real way of life.
A place that marked you and gave you eternal memories.