I had the most amazing assignment very early in my career for Decoration Internationale, a French interiors magazine. The editor was the most stylish visionary- Marie-Paul Pelle. It was one camera, one lens, B/W film and a schedule full of incredible shootings I did all alone. From John Loring who was head of Tiffany to the great designer Andre Putman to Paloma Picasso to Alexander Liberman to Andy Warhol. For Warhol, I showed up at the factory on 47th St. I remember a lot of aluminum foil on the walls. I was introduced to Andy and we did this totally alone. Andy did not talk to me even though we both come from Pittsburgh. I didn’t really know what to say to him. I should have talked about our shared place of birth maybe. I don’t think we had any mutual friends. I remember going to this pretty non-descript place to shoot. Andy goes in the bathroom, leaves the door open then leans up on the sink and carefully “grooms” his nose hairs. Then he is ready. I take this shot and some by a window. It didn’t occur to me he was wearing a wig. Didn’t occur to me that all these years later I would find this yellow folder with this shooting I had long forgotten about.
Printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Baryta paper to archival specifications at Lange Studio – signed by George. Each print comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.