Uptown Girl

Monday I was at the Pantages Theatre photographing Christie Brinkley for her upcoming run as Roxie Hart in the touring company of “Chicago” for The Orange County Register.

Chatting with the LA Times photographer, I got a little nervous. I only had a half hour to shoot, and they were running late. This may come as a surprise, but some celebrities hate having their picture taken.
She couldn’t have been nicer, and she knew how to work a camera too!
She was super rad about my idea of shooting her in front of some graffiti murals around the corner, and that’s where I think I got my best shots.

The thing I was kind of surprised by was how taken she was with being on Hollywood and Vine, she was taking pictures of the signs, the stars on the Walk of Fame and even her ex-husband, Billy Joel’s, which happened to be in front of the theater.

I have to say what I loved most about shooting her was the moment she met a very young fan and was completely unselfconscious about being super silly with him. I think she had yet another crush on her born that very moment and it was so great to see something so sweet during one of those “Only in LA” moments.