D. I booked a helicopter. We were supposed to go home by boat. We were on Heron Island off Australia. The editor came running out as I was about to take off. She said, "Who's paying for this?" I screamed, "You are!" and I shut the door and took off.
I feel I have to get this off my chest. Some things happen on photo shoots that I feel badly about. Okay, here is some of my dirty laundry.
A. One time I booked a famous model for a photo shoot. She needed some swimwear shots for her book. I said no problem I'll book you on my next swimwear shoot. I never told her where it was. It was in Palau - half way around the world. It took two days to get there and six airplanes. That's the least I of what I did back then. Anyway, I went to pick her up at the hotel and she answered her door, she said to me "Where the fuck am I?" It was a good shoot anyhow, but she forgot to tell me she doesn't swim...
B. We put a girl on an iceberg...the iceberg could have flipped. However, we backed away and got the shot.
C. I was in Paris, I met my friend for a drink in a famous hotel. Then my wife at that time showed up and we had more drinks. The bill got pretty high. When the waiter came over, I asked for the bill. He gave me the bill, it was out of sight and I was without my key at the time. The waiter said would you like me to charge it to.......(a well known magazine)? Of course, I said, charge it to them. I still feel a little guilty.