Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser’s famous posters personify his long and successful career to me.  Milton liked my idea of using them as a backdrop and allowed me to select a dozen of my favorite online at  Milton Glaser Works.

On the shoot day my two assistants and I assembled the posters on two foamcore flats then joined them to form a V shaped background.  We set that up along with some fairly complex lighting in the lobby of his east 32nd street studio in Manhattan with employees, clients, and messengers stepping over and around our mini-production.

With everything ready, I asked Milton to come down and we started our 45 minute long session where I discovered that he was not afraid to try some inventive and dramatic poses.

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