I feel very privileged to have moments like this, with people like this, unfold in front of me. Again, this is one of those types of photos that I made more for myself than anything. I love the tension in the photo… this is right before she was going to walk the red carpet. Her expression says “I’m over it” but the photos that I took afterwards were totally different. It almost reminds me of a street photograph, and frankly, it could have been anyone in the shot. The fact that it’s a recognizable face is a vehicle to put it into context I think. This year was the first time I photographed Angelina Jolie and I think this was one of the only times I was a bit nervous shooting. Not necessarily star struck, but I had a photo in mind that I wanted to make sure I got and even though this isn’t “it,” I’m actually really content with this one. Sometimes happy “accidents” — even though I don’t think it’s appropriate to call this that — happen and you make frames you otherwise wouldn’t have planned or anticipated. It’s all part of the chaos of the film fest, and also part of the job. As much as “you know what you will get,” sometimes you just never know.
Nikon D700 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8