A few weeks after shooting the Neurotic Outsiders for Maverick Records John Taylor asked me to shoot him for his first solo record. It was for his label B5 Records. I thought it was just for publicity, but it ended up being the cover. Woo hoo!
I did the shoot at Smash Box in Santa Monica. Did 3 simple set-ups in the studio and focused on John. With musicians like John you have to stay out of the way and let them be themselves. I always keep things simple. My lighting, my ideas, my backgrounds and my thoughts.
In the end it’s one of my favorite covers I ever worked on. It’s clean and John looks good. I have to be honest I always wanted to shoot Duran Duran and never did. This was close enough and very satisfying.