I came across this amusing (and super-respectful) blog post about my Picasso/ Doisneau homage with Steve Martin by Scott McDermott. Thanks Scott!
The above 2 images have always been favorites of mine. The first of Picasso by Robert Doisneau was shot in a cafe in France in 1952 and has become a classic. The second by Chris Buck was published on the cover of PDN in 2006 (along with many other places, I’m sure) and I believe was photographed as an homage to the Doisneau picture in light of Steve Martin’s play Picasso at the Lapin Agile. It has also become a classic, I would say.
I recently had an assignment to shoot the cover of Tony “Goose” Siragusa‘s new book. While trying to come up with a unique way to photograph him I kept coming back to his nickname: Goose. How could I visually convey that in the picture? Well somehow the above 2 pictures came to mind, but with goose feet instead of bread hands. But where does one…
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