One of the many highlights of my job are the interesting people I meet and places I see. It’s not everyday those people are long-standing heroes of mine.
I was recently asked to work on an upcoming documentary being produced by Regressive Films about Chicago’s Wax Trax music label and the person we interviewed this particular day was Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails. His music, collaborations, and projects have inspired me for over two decades.
In a book I read recently, The Art of Immersion, the author, Frank Rose cites a clever marketing campaign Nine Inch Nails did prior to the Year Zero release.
I have a lot of respect for Trent as a brilliant musician and after that book also as a business person and entrepreneur.
He was humble and easy to talk to. After the interview was over, I approached him to make his portrait and here is one of my favorites from the shoot.
Thank you to Joe Losurdo, Chris Tillman, Julia Nash, & Jamie Bayer for bringing me onto this project, and Karen Brody for her fantastic grooming!