Images © Emily Shur
This shoot for Time marks the third time I’ve photographed Mindy, and I think we found the sweet spot. She looks great, and just goes to show you don’t need an elaborate location. I mean, I’d like one, but I don’t need one. This was shot in a banquet type of room at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.
I saw this post recently on A Photo Editor, and the quote sums up quite well what makes a good working relationship with a celebrity subject. I really like that Kidd Rock mentioned that Clay is “pleasant to the people he works with”. I photographed Kidd Rock a long time ago for Spin Magazine at his house in Michigan. He was actually quite a nice guy after we got past a set up or two. I think he gave me a bottle of vodka or something like that at the end of the day. Anyway, I respect what it takes to build the sort of relationship Clay McBride has built with Kidd Rock. I’ve definitely lost jobs solely because the subject has worked with my competitor before, and they haven’t worked with me. It’s annoying when that happens, but I get it.