I shot these phots on a Linhof 5×4 plate camera for Hearst Magazines – it was a story about the … More
Charlotte Rampling – Vogue September 1970 and Harpers (early 90s)
Even when I asked her if I could pour water over her head. She said yes and then my assistant was duly instructed to stand on a tall ladder and sprinkle water over her.
The Beauty of Kelly LeBrock – Heart of Gold
I have had the extraordinary blessing of photographing some of the world’s most beautiful women. I first met Kelly in … More
The Rhodes to Zandra: Part One
Zandra is a major talent as well as being a very bright, approachable and affable lady. The Fashion and Textile Museum (London) are currently exhibiting Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous from now until the end of January 2020. I recommend you go along and see the gowns in real life, I say this unreservedly the gowns are works of art.
Feminist Fantasy & Fairytales for TBWA Mexico City (2003)
It was difficult to make a dental impression on shoe leather and the taste was rather unpleasant. The taste lasted past two strong coffee
The Liberty of Venus – Melanie Scheriau (2002)
I was sinking further into disappointment as the art director leant forward said in an almost intimate whisper “and a lingerie shoot.” At that moment I heard Schiller’s ‘Ode to Joy’ in the background
Clive Arrowsmith – The Beauty Papers 17th January 2019 – Colour and Black and White
Maxine had given me complete freedom and trusted me to express myself. That is the best way to work with creatives and these are the best of days and the best of times, thanks Maxine.
The Vanishing Sunset of Boulevard at LAX (80s USA)
We went up to his hotel room to look at the clothes. Where Michael had arranged them all over the place and set up an ironing board. As we talked he continued to iron clothes. I said “Michael don’t you want to get someone else to do that?” He smiled at me and said, “No Clive, I find it very therapeutic actually.” and ironed on.
Kirsten Scott Thomas – Star of The English Patient
I shot Kirsten in the late 90s when she was promoting her fantastic BAFTA nominated performance in the English Patient which was an eery, moving and unsettling film. Most particularly because she was left in the desert alone with nothing but a book of classical Greek poetry.
Genesis & Phil Collins Meet Mr Arrowsmith Again (Part 2 This Time With Lighting).
As a painter their faces really affected me, I thought if they were in 15th century costumes the images would have had a Renaissance perspective, due to them all having such incredible faces. Sadly I couldn’t imagine them agreeing to cod pieces and tights, so I kept my vision to myself.