I’ve met a few legends lately, and it’s been pretty awesome (see Leonard Nimoy). But I’m not going to lie, I was kinda geeking out when I was hired to photograph Matthew Weiner (“Mad Men”) and Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) together for an article in The Wrap. I mean, these guys created two iconic shows, both of which have huge followings, both of which are filmed with an exquisite mix of darkness and light, both of which I’ll confess to having binge-watched over ice cream and alcohol.
So what can you do with two legendary writer/directors, a svelte budget, and 45 minutes in a hotel ballroom? Make friends with the wallpaper and shoot the hell out of it.
They were incredibly game, too, and could not have been more pleasant.
Thanks to Creative Director William Scalia for thinking of me for it!