It was a sunny morning in February 1967 when the phone rang at the studio of Hollywood free-lance magazine photographer Phillipp Jason. Normally, others were there to take and carry the calls, but this was Saturday, Phillipp was alone and, after a moments hesitation, he answered the phone.
On the other end of the line a young woman was inquiring about an ad she saw for modeling. She went on to say she was a professional singer having recently returned from the final tour of the The Good Time Singers---regulars on the popular Andy Williams TV variety show and she was looking for part-time work between singing engagements.
Something in her voice struck a cord, and so, Phillipp asked her to come to the studio that afternoon for a photo test. Before the end of the day Suesan Neustatter was posing in front of the camera, the test was a success and a week later she returned to pose for her first magazine cover.
By the end of the first day of shooting Suesan accepted Phillipp's invitation for dinner, subsequently, over the course of the evening it was obvious--something unusual was happening. A personal relationship quickly evolved and, by late November--1967--they married.
The following year, Phillipp's first book on photography "Hollywood, Female, Figure, Beauty" was published by Whitestone Publishing Company.
After their son was born in 1969, Suesan turned her attention away from her singing career devoting her time to raising their child, and writing poetry a form of expression which had inspired her from an early age. In 1975 her first volumn of verse "Always In One Place" was published.
It wasn't long before Phillipp and Suesan discovered that by joining forces with their poetry and pictures, or PO-PICS®, they had created a unique art form that would go on to be published in books, magazines and calendars. In 1978 their combined artistry was presented as a multi-media show at the UCLA Dickson Art Center sponsored by The Los Angeles Printmaking Society. The event featured a photographiic exhibit: Phillipp Jason and his World of Infrared Color. After the UCLA show Suesan accepted a supporting role in the George Bernard Shaw play "Major Barbara" presented at the Northridge Theater Guild. Then another book THE SEASONS, Always In One Place... But Moving, as featured in this website.