The Times asked me to do a portrait of Meryl Streep, she was only in London for one day and I found her so amazingly kind and receptive for an actress of her status and talent. As I was checking the camera, I looked up and she had fallen asleep because she was really jet lagged. I whispered “Meryl” because she’d told me I could use her first name and I was a little nervous. She blinked her eyes open, looked into the camera and in that moment I knew I’d got the shot.
- Clive Arrowsmith is still shooting stunning images, staging exhibitions and is as passionate about photography as he was when he first pressed the shutter at The Paris Collections. He is available for global media opportunities related to his work and photography generally. Bespoke prints from Clive’s archive are also available by special request, for any enquiries (email Eugenie here). Clive’s book Arrowsmith: Fashion, Beauty & Portraits is available here and Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 is available here