Here are some recent photos I took of singing great Gladys Knight for her new album, which was released late last year. The record company and I decided to shoot the photos inside a giant house located in Las Vegas. We ended up getting a ton of time for the photos and everyone involved was great to work with. I used a giant Westcott umbrella for most of the photos and mixed it with natural light and artificial back lighting. A special thanks to Jenna Dosch and Rudy Ortega for their help.
Les Grossman is a longtime concert promoter and entertainment executive who has worked with acts like The Who and Led Zepplin. He is such an interesting guy that he is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie Tropic Thunder. He lives on the edge of Vegas, so I decided to meet him at his home for the photo. I took a bunch of photos, but liked these the best because of a the great light you get at night in Las Vegas when the city's lights bounce off the clouds.