case, I would scour the drug stores, or departments stores in search of more bottles.”
I ask him how he feels about his work.
“It doesn’t matter how I feel,” he tells me, “it matters how other people feel when they look at it. I normally don’t like to talk about my work.”
He then comes back with his digital camera. “I like the reflections of my portraits in your sunglasses,” he says, “I want to photograph them. Just turn your head a little bit this way, perfect.”
He shows me the photo. It’s actually a pretty amazing picture. One thing I can tell you for sure, the man understands angles.
“What are you trying to do with you work?” I ask.
“I want to capture moments. Create permanence. Make up and influence pop culture. I want to have a good time.”
“Are you a tortured soul?”
Which is probably why he is successful.