Sometimes you have to improvise. Back in the early 90s, while living in New York City, I was assigned by British Elle to photograph actor of the moment, William Baldwin. He had a big movie coming out and had limited time for photo shoots. So his PR people insisted I do the shoot at their mid-town offices. Not an idea situation to say the least. So I asked them if they had roof access, which luckily they did and so I made that our "studio" for the shoot.
I brought a portable backdrop set up which is seriously one of the best investments you can make, with it I can create a studio just about anywhere. I brought a few different back drop options and shot with natural light. The only real challenge was the strong wind and our limited time with this busy Baldwin. Still, we got some really great images and it ran as a multi page feature. William loved the shoot so much he even requested a print and sent me a very nice thank you card which I think I still have somewhere.
As a funny side note, I'd actually photographed him before when he was a model for my first shoot for Mademoiselle Magazine. It was to illustrate an article on why your partner is not satisfying you sexually and I did mention it to him during this shoot. "Oh, that was you!" he said laughing. I'm not really sure he really remembered it, he was actually quite a big model at the time and always working.
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