When bass guitarist Lee Rocker, formerly of The Stray Cats, contacted me and asked me to take some portraits of him and his wife, fashion designer Deborah Drucker, before this year’s Met Gala, it was hard not to be star-struck. I grew up listening to The Stray Cats, so needless to say I was pinching myself in the cab over to their Upper East Side apartment with my assistant and gear.
After a hurried portrait session in their pad to document Deborah’s own one-of-a-kind dress, Lee asked me for a couple shots with his bass guitar. Then they zipped off in their limo to the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum where my assistant and I were supposed to get a few paparazzi style shots of their entrance to the ball.
I hate to have less than an hour to pull off something artistic, especially with a Grammy nominated rock-n-roll legend, but given my constraints I’m happy with the photography.
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