I have been a fan of Janeane Garofalo's since the first time I saw her do stand up on TV in the late 80s. So when I began working with Ray Gun/Bikini, two innovative 90s magazines out of California, I pitched them the idea of a story on her. With me doing the photos and a teenager named Jake Fogelnest who had his own cable access show called Squirt TV doing the interview. Jake was obsessed with Janeane, then a regular on SNL and I thought it would be a perfect combo and fortunately do did they.
She was living at the Paramount Hotel and we did the entire shoot in her tiny room. A bit of a challenge but she was easy and open to my suggestions, which is not always the case. Shooting in this Philippe Starck designed bathroom now seems like the perfect 90s moment.
Hair & Make Up: Daniel Howell
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