Kenneth Starr for Time Magazine

Kenneth Starr for Time Magazine

KENNETH STARR
During the President Bill Clinton campaign I was able to shoot lots of jobs for magazines from all over the world.  One night a got a call from Time magazine about shooting Kenneth Starr the next morning at 8:00am.  It was his only time available.  All Time magazine said was they wanted for him to look mad.  I said yes and when I got to his office the next morning his assistants showed me into a board room with nothing on the walls and only a table in the middle.  Mr. Starr came in and I proceeded to photograph him leaning up against the wall and whatever else I could think of.  I asked him to look mad and he said no, he had nothing to be mad about.  When I ran out of film and started to reload, one of his aides came in and gave him a newspaper with a unpleasant article about him.  He was leaning over the table reading the story when he looked up at a the aide and was mad.  He said something to the aide and I knew that was the look I needed.  I got one camera loaded and while loading the second, I prefocused on him.  Then I quickly asked him to look up at me and bam, shot this photo.  He stood up, said to me, you got me didn’t you.  I said yes sir I did.  I ended up shooting about four rolls of film but the rest was junk.  There was never any doubt which photo to use.  Time ran it as a full page and a half lead to the story.

 

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