She brought guitarist Tommy Gleeson as the subject. The idea was that I would basically be her lighting assistant for the portrait. As I sat with Tommy watching him pull this beautiful Les Paul Standard from his case, I got completely sucked into an impromptu interview of the relationship a guitarist has with his guitar. The guitar is the voice reflecting the sound you hear inside you. The guitar that means the most to me is my 1972 Gibson Les Paul Custom that I bought when I was sixteen years old, from singer Andy Williams.
Few things amaze me because of the things I’ve seen. But what a small, connected world it is. Jimmy Page was my complete and total idol during high school. I memorized every single song on the album (proof below offered). Then I get my album box set signed by Jimmy (and also a rare glimpse of his very sharp sense of humor).
It’s neat to have made friends with Scarlet and Tommy. I’m drawn to passionate people. These two are among the most passionate.