Despite how borderline-sinister it looks – the isolation, the fog, the suicide hotspot behind me – I’m really pleased with how the photo from the Sun shoot turned out. Austin Hargrave flew in from LA (where he’d been photographing a director for Empire) to do the shoot, after David Lowe had already done the interview.
It could have been a total stitch-up; I knew that. The Sun had published this hit job on Michael’s company the previous week (c.f. this), so I could hardly be unaware of the risks. Then Hargrave (a Brit) showed up with a battered suitcase he’d bought before leaving LA. More interesting than my actual bag (which looks like this, but with black straps), he explained. This could get messy, I thought.