Music journalist Constant Meijers is responsible for my first photo being published in dutch
pop magazine Muziekkrant OOR in 1973.
He was sitting at the bar in Amsterdam, when I showed a contact-sheet of photos I made,
while on tour with the Rolling Stones, to my future wife.
He invited me to his office so that he could use a photo to say that the Stones were
on their way to Holland.
I made a print from what looked great from the negative. I didn’t like the print and threw it away
and showed him another one I had printed.
He didn’t like my print and asked to look at the negatives and, of course, chose the one that I threw
in the garbage.
I said, ‘ I’ll be right back!”
In 1975 Constant spent 6 weeks sleeping on our living-room couch in LA while we went out and
interviewed and photographed many
great music artists whom many I never heard of, like Tom Waits.
I am very grateful to him for opening my eyes and ears to some great music.
Here we are with Don Henley and Glenn Frey of The Eagles: