I honestly don't remember all that much about my shoot with recent Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh. Only that she was only available in the early evening, she didn't like to wear short sleeves and that she was incredibly tiny and soft spoken. She would have been about 24 at the time and promoting what would be her break through film, The Hitcher. A cult classic that in my opinion is still one of the scariest movies ever made. The shoot was for Us Magazine, then a monthly magazine owned by the publishers of Rolling Stone.
My downtown studio opened out onto some inactive train tracks that I liked using as a backdrop. I had Jennifer climb up onto a flat train car that had been abandoned on the tracks. We set up the lights by running extension cords from my studio and I used a medium format camera to get this shot. I did not shoot any other set ups, which seems very odd to me now. I don't know if we were limited on time, or maybe it was my lack of experience or a combination of the both. Luckily, the magazine was happy with the shoot but now, if time permitted, I would do a few other variations to give the client some options.
Styled by Tracy Kirst with hair & make up by Wendy Osmundson.