June’s issue of Vanity Fair features a story on Paul Smith by designer Marc Newson. The accompanying image was shot early in New York’s central Park by Annie Liebovitz. For what seems such a simple image, the research an attention to detail was immense. Hundreds of pages of reference images on Paul, the pose and the props. It was refreshing to see such preparation from a photographer.
On a personal note, it was flattering to have my first (and probably last) image printed in Vanity Fair. Ironic it was of both Paul and Annie and shot on an iphone. Photographers, rest easy, the day job remains.