I also had the opportunity last month to photograph Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
Unfortunately, the location I was given for the shoot was a tiny office in the depths of Madison Square Garden. The room was so small that my assistant and I had to store some equipment in the hallway just so we’d have enough space for two different lighting setups.
I knew I would only have about 10 minutes with Pete before his band would take the stage in front of 15,000 screaming fans.
When he arrived, I had to ask the two girls with him to wait outside because there was no space in the room. I later realized that I had kicked Ashlee Simpson (his girlfriend) out of the room.
They didn’t seem to mind though and the shoot went off without a hitch.
Lately, I’ve been doing more creative post-production on my images. This turned out to be the perfect chance to use those skills since I was shooting in a boring white room.
The photo wound up running in the year-end issue of KERRANG!