When I went to New York City for the first time in my early twenties. Interview Magazine was on the top of my list of places to show my work. I still remember vividly my meeting with then Art Director, Marc Balet. He was surrounded by a small posse of young editors and interns and only a few pages into my book he started telling me about their upcoming "Boys of Summer" issue. It would be packed with young up and coming actors, most to be shot in Los Angeles. I walked out of there with an assignment to shoot five or six of them. It was a very important moment in my career, launching me into a very select group.
It didn't matter that they paid next to nothing, that they only wanted black & white or that there was no budget for hair & make up or stylists. It was Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine and it was everything.
I went on to work with them many more times and through several of their incarnations over the years. Finally landing a feature shooting Gary Oldman and Director, Phil Joanou with editor Ingrid Sischy. Sadly they announced a few weeks ago they were closing and so goes one of the last truly innovative publications of our times.
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