The Fashion & Style section of today’s New York Times features a lengthy article on Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and his new movie, About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now. The documentary, which will make its broadcast premiere on Monday on HBO, explores the vagaries of aging by way of Timothy’s interviews with legendary beauties such as Isabella Rossellini, Beverly Johnson, Paulina Porizkova, and Jerry Hall.
In the article, the Times‘ Ruth La Ferla reflects on Timothy’s career and talks to him about his approach to making portraits. Here’s an excerpt:
“I am very, very tuned into people,” he said. “If something’s wrong, I can sense it from the moment they walk in the studio.” It is a skill he picked up early. Commissioned to shoot Orson Welles, Mr. Greenfield-Sanders, then in his 20s, tried for a conversational icebreaker, asking him, “What’s your favorite film?
“I don’t play games like that,” came the snarly reply.
“What I learned is that I wasn’t there as a tourist,” Mr. Greenfield-Sanders said. “I was there to make him comfortable.”
“People will tell you their stories if you give them a chance,” he added.
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