I found this while packing the studio the other day. It is the 30th anniversary issue of Interview magazine from October 1999. David LaChapelle shot 30 celebrities in 30 days for this issues and I along with my amazing team printed every image he shot. Back then, pre-digital, all the color work was done by hand in the darkroom. .davis printed with me through thick and thin back then. (We made a special pink color burn for the Mary J Blige prints, we still to this day call that pink Mary J Blige Pink)💗💖💗💖
We printed out of a rental lab back called Latent Image but I had just signed a lease on my very 1st studio and the money I made on this job paid for my very 1st processor.
It was an insane amount of work! I love that David took photos of all of us that worked on the job for the issues! I had been printing for David for 4 or 5 years before this job. He was the person who convinced me (when I was 24) I had a gift for seeing color and that it would be my success in life. I am forever grateful for my years working with him.
He gave me the opportunity to build my studio and go on to print for so many contemporary amazing artists and print countless exhibitions and books for the last 25 years.
Over the last few weeks I have been finding photos of all my past peeps! I am posting one of Marietta and I from Interview magazine and one from my 1st studio holiday party with my OG family! .davis and These 4 people became (and still are) my life and family. They have all gone on to be amazing artists, writers, photographers and my I will post more pics soon!
Cheers everyone and thank you for seeing and supporting my talent before I even knew I had it. It change my life. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎