You know… I’ve never been that easy to work with. If I’m on location or in a studio and I have people totally unprepared I go crazy. I don’t like to say that “I want” professionality, because the truth is that I pretend professionality. From the catering service to the location manager, from the casting manager to the assistants and so on.
This is a job where a lot of money is invested sometimes in a few hours. We must be professional as much as we can and we must pretend always the best to get our results.
Do your job, don’t try to do mine or I will kick your ass. I have full respect with the people around me on location and I pretend the same respect.
Then if a depressed fashion editor comes on location pretending to tell me how to shoot, or to change the light… I can really kick her/his ass.
Some of them tell the models how to move, some tell the assistants how to turn the light, that’s the most ridiculous side of this job. They don’t really know a sh… but they pretend to tell the make up artist how to change the make up or the $18,000 a day hair stylist how to do their jobs.
Get rid whenever you feel it’s wrong of all these professional fake positions that will only make your job harder and your day the worst ever.
I’m lucky, and I’m happy that all the times I wanted I really kicked asses in this life.
So many times the clients paid for a studio and I moved all the set outside or on the rooftop, because photography is a matter of light and the natural light is what we need to make photography a matter of inspiration.