Regan Cameron on Madonna
New Zealand’s succesful photographer Regan Cameron, in an interview to the New Zeland’s Herald , explains
how shooting Madonna for the InStyle magazine in 2001 was the real turning point of his career.
“To me you couldn’t get anyone more famous. The Pope maybe. You lifted up the camera, and suddenly they’re in your camera and it’s quite odd.”
Despite his predictions otherwise, the star let Cameron direct the shoot.
“It was really interesting because I was quite nervous, thinking, ‘she’s not going to listen to a word I say’ but she was totally, ‘what do you want me to do?’ Obviously that’s why she’s at the top – she works with people she trusts. A big part of [this job] is working that trust level up as fast as possible, otherwise if they think you’re going to make them look like a sack of potatoes, it’s not going to work.”
Madonna liked one of his images so much she used it on her Drowned Tour posters and GHV2 compilation cd.