Bazaar France| Paris | circa 1991

The day started about 11:00 A.M. Makeup was done; then we waited, and we waited some more for the dresses to arrive. Dinner; then the makeup was done again. And still we waited. It was about 11:00 at night when the dresses finally arrived.

We climbed into our van (a motor home), and went searching for locations. We went out to the Champs Elyseé; I thought the traffic would create an interesting background, but there was just not enough traffic, so we went driving, and looking some more. This wall was in some totally deserted area of Paris. Now it was 3:00 A.M., and much colder than it looks (I'd say it was in the low to mid 30's Fahrenheit).

A studio flash unit (Goddard, much like a Balcar) was connected to the generator in the motor home. The single lamp head fitted with a reflector was placed at a low angle, to create a bit of drama, as it was directed at the model.

The shoot was finished relatively quickly, and the last of the models left us as soon as the shoot was complete.

The rest of us (makeup/hair stylists, editor, assistant) went to some restaurant (as dawn approached). Can't think of the name of the place right now, but I think it's French for foot of the pig (or some such).

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