Steve McQueen, 1963. Photo by John Dominis. John Dominis (1921) was born in Los Angeles and studied photography at Freemont High School. In 1943, he left the USC, where he majored in cinematography, to enlist in the Air Force. After he was discharged in 1946, he freelanced for the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers and LIFE. He became photo editor of People in 1974 and Sports Illustrated in 1978.