“It’s always humourous to me that publicists want to know what the photos are going to be. How do I know if I haven’t met the person yet? I think you have to fight, dig deep, to find it. And I think you get yourself into situations where, you look for an experience, and, if you’re lucky, you have one. You put that experience into your work, and then it’s special for you.” Bruce Weber, The Business of Fashion
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IMAGE: Portrait of Bruce Weber courtesy Little Bear Films
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