My use of photography differs markedly from the Pop artists, who also
appropriated images, in that my work tends towards the mysterious and
the transcendent. The Hollywood show grew out of several things coming
together. I had been working on these murky mysterious Hollywood
portraits, trying to get to something indefinable. I had prepared
several to a certain point, when my wife (once again!) intervened and
said “don’t touch them! I want to do a fashion show with these painting
decorating the runway.” We approached Darla the owner of an exclusive
clothing boutique in San Miguel de Allende and she was thrilled by the
idea of a “Hollywood Night.” “Spend an evening with the Stars,” we said.
And so it was.