Joe Schmelzer Photographs Lenny Kravitz for The Hollywood Reporter
April 9, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to ask me to photograph Lenny Kravitz in his new Los Angeles home.
For me, working with Lenny was a dream! I am not star-struck by many people, but for some reason, I was really nervous for this shoot. Yet, despite Lenny’s star-status, he was such a pleasure to work with, and very collaborative. (He too is a photographer, so he has a very keen eye). Plus, for once, I didn’t have to stand on an apple box to shoot someone. The images and experience far exceeded my expectations, and the house was also amazing. Lenny has such a special eye for details—nothing was left undone.
I shot my usual way. No need for a special show. I used minimal equipment and lighting to make the most of the environment and subject I was presented with. I wanted to the photos to truly represent the space and the talent.
See the full article with Schmelzer’s photos at Hollywoodreporter.com
Photo Editor: Michelle Stark, Hollywood Reporter