For me Madonna used to be one incredible babe. I also loved the fact of her being Italian.
Laura Levine February 1, 2007
Bakal, you've got to get down with the concept that she's a womanly woman of Mediterranean descent. No further stories, actually. It was a very smooth running session.
Zina, yes, if it's going to be a studio session I usually try to come up with some ideas ahead of time, but of course it's all about the subject, so I go where it takes me. In this case I had a hand-painted canvas backdrop which I hung up, and I probably had some thoughts of working with the fabric, wrapping herself in it, etc., letting her improvise and/or giving some direction. In this case I think I gave direction (i.e. "OK, now look like you're screaming" etc.). Sometimes the prop is no more than a stool.
There have been other sessions where I've had a very clear concept in mind, but again, only if the subject is comfortable with it and it fits their personality. If it's an outdoor session, sometimes I'd scout locations and other times we'd just wander around till we found a good spot.
Bakal February 1, 2007
Woman-ly woman...I can dig that... hee-hee! Thanks Laura...
Larry Ross February 1, 2007
Neat pictures and story! Looks like you've had a lot of fun in your career.