Sunday, 28 February 2010

Triangle of Light

' The light was already fading. We had no assistant. We never talked about what we would do , or what it would look like. He would shoot it. It would be shot.
I had my look in mind. He had his light in mind. That is all.......

I flung my jacket over my shoulder, Frank Sinatra style. I was full of references. He was full of light and shadow.
"It's back," he said.
He took a few more shots.
"I got it."
"How do you know?"
"I Just know."
He took twelve pictures that day.
Within a few days he showed me the contact sheet. "This is the one with magic," he said
When I look at it now, I never see me. I see us."

Patti Smith on the Horses cover shoot
with Robert Mapplethorpe
"Just Kids"

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