Top image is from Bass Lake, outside Oakhurst, the lake of my youth.
Kim Gordon for Paper Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Issue. Photographed at her home in MA on July, 25th 2014.
It’s Kim fucking Gordon. Pull it together!
When you get the call to photograph one of your idols, you drop everything. Available? Of course I am AVAILABLE!!!!
The night before the shoot, I was lying in bed, remembering my 16-year-old self at The Cave Club in Austin, TX, sitting outside the Sonic Youth concert straining to listen because I couldn’t get in. I had dreadlocks (or attempted to) and was sporting my favorite Ministry t-shirt. Jeans pegged. Almost 30 years later, this phone call almost seemed surreal.
At the start of the session, I lost all confidence in my adult abilities for a moment. I can’t remember the last time I was so nervous. I could barely speak to her. Suddenly I was that 16-year-old kid with a band t-shirt on who found himself telling Kim Gordon what to do. But as we talked and worked through the needs of the shoot, I slowly came back to myself. Kim was gracious, patient and kind with this once young punk rocker, who outgrew his dreads but not his love for her music and art. Thank you, Kim, for being you and making the fantasy such a special reality.
Read the Paper story here
No big deal, my friend Eric shot KIM GORDON FOR PAPER…
All these puppies agree.
Little comics everywhere.
I think this carrot is about to drop the healthiest verse of all time.