My friend Les is one of those people who can build you just about anything. He’s good with his hands, as my mom would have said. And this one proves it.
For my 40th birthday my wife, together with the monied friends I have, bought me gallery space, printing and framing. I decided to shoot the people I loved the most, on the mezzanine of my apartment.
Jude was about 8.5 months pregnant and we were all knee deep in pizza as people piled in, with costumes, make-up, hair extensions and big ideas. And Les helped them all. He’d pulled together looks, he’d helped build sets, he was about 40% of everything that happened.
Come the end of the night I wanted to shoot him too.
He said ‘I have no costume, do you have any paper?’
So I tore off a strip from the white background paper we’d all been walking on, handed him scissors and tape and 15 minutes later we took this shot. I do love the people I know here