Behind the Lens, Thinking Fast: Iggy Pop and Joey Ramone, 1988
I was at a concert at the Aragon Ballroom starring The Ramones. The opener was Iggy Pop. Shortly before the show started, I was doing a quick shoot with Iggy, and it dawned on me- were these guys ever photographed together? So I asked and Iggy did not know, but he didn’t think so. So I asked him to wait a minute and I ran down to the Ramones dressing room, went up to Joey Ramone and said, “Follow me — I want to take your picture with Iggy Pop.” I only had a few minutes so I was dragging him down the hallway (he was about a foot taller than me). We got to the spot and showbiz kicked in! The results are shown here.
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