Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time Out New York: Bret Easton Ellis

This week's "Hot Seat" subject for Time Out New York novelist Bret Easton Ellis, who has a new book out.

I didn't know much about the man's work--my only interaction with him at all has been through the movie adaptations of some of his novels, which to me have featured the most loathsome, despicable protagonists possible, so that's generally kept me away from ever reading any of the source material (which isn't really fair, I guess, but there you go).

So for the portrait I wanted to go kinda ghostly and empty, ending up with this very minimalist shot. I kept adding little elements to the background, but finally decided just to have the man himself in front of a field of white.

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