Sunday, January 9, 2011

Portrait of a master

I spent a few days holiday during X'amd and New Year at the beautifully, out-of-this-world Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai, and again have the chance to meet perhaps one of the greatest photographer of our time, Steve McCurry, and took chance to make an interview with him on behalf of an editor in Chinese Photography, one of the most prestigious and best photography monthly magazine in the world, and took this image shortly after the interview to use on the magazine.
The shot was made in a beautiful restaurant inside the hotel, with ambient light.  I met Mr. McCurry last year also in this hotel, thanks to the kind arrangement of the modest owner of Dhara Dhevi, Mr. Suchet Suwanmonkol. Mr. McCurry is a wonderful person to be with, generous, thoughful, and of course, always with a camera on hand.
The interview with Steve McCurry is a coming feature in Chinese Photography, along with a lauch of Steve McCurry's coming new book, a limited edition bublished by Phaidon, "Steve McCurry, THE ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS",  I have the honor to reveiw the press proof of the book with Mr. Mccurry, a beautiful printed book, collector's choice!
I also spent a few days shooting with Mr. McCurry, wihtout doubt, some of the ebst time I spent in photography!

No comments: