Billy Gardell, Comic
Billy Gardell – Studio: fotografia-LA, 4214 Fulton Avenue, Studio City, California, USA
This photo was a publicity shot for the TV show Yes Dear. Billy arrived at my studio on time at 4:00 pm. He’s a nice guy, down-to-earth, very funny, and a consummate pro. I remember talking and of course laughing about being “back east” kind of guys while I checked the lighting with a light meter. When I finished, he asked me if I was ready. I said, “Go.” There are 36 frames on a roll of 35mm film and he went into 36 different poses one after another and they were all hilarious! By Billy’s own wristwatch pictured in the photo, we had the definitive shot at 4:10 pm. That’s a pro!
Nikon N90S SLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, (2) Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe lights, Elinchrom 27″ softbox, Elinchrom 74″ Octa Light, Seconic L-508 light meter, gray seamless background, exposure not recorded, handheld. Polaroid SprintScan 4000