PRINT December 1987


I’M MAKING A FILM about Chet Baker, the Jazz musician, called Let’s Get Lost. This group of photographs was taken by his friends and family. From left to right, beginning above and ending with the last photo on page 86, the people shown are Chet Baker, Ruth Young, Halima Baker and Chet, Carol Baker and Chet, Chet and neighbor, Chet with his daughter Missy, Chet with Missy and his son Dean, Chet and Ruth, Chet, and Chet. The first thing I ever heard Chet sing and play was the song with the line “Let’s get lost, lost in each other’s arms.” That could be the line for these pictures. A lot of people say that still photographs don’t move—I don’t agree.

By Bruce Weber