The high stress, high art, high friction, high ego world of A-list celebrity photographers gets the docu-reality treatment in Bravo’s June 15-debuting “Double Exposure” – which follows the work of photographers (and former couple) Markus Klinko and Indrani. The team has worked with such famous personalities as Beyonce, Kate Winslet, Lady Gaga, Will Smith and Lindsay Lohan. As the show reveals, they have plenty of personality themselves.
Former model Indrani tells us no two shoots are alike. “Some will come in with very strong visions. David Bowie told us he’d been following our work from the very beginning and he loved what we did, which we found very exciting. He asked us to do things we’d never done before, working in black and white with old school style photography solarization. Others time people come in and they’re very open, ready for a total change of their image. It really depends. Sometimes the collaborative process is really fighting for ideas.”
“Double Exposure,” she says, “is our idea, because for many years, people have told us we should have a TV show. We’re crazy and hysterical and there’s a lot of drama on our shoots,” she admist. “It’s because our work is our lives and we’re very passionate about it.” It’s also because “photo shoots are often where people feel the most vulnerable.” The stars, she adds, “are just as insecure as you or me or anyone about having their photo taken.”
IT PAYS TO BE RICH AND FAMOUS: News that Charlie Sheen is likely to wind up serving half of a 30-day sentence – sans probation – in his plea bargain deal in the Christmas day domestic violence case involving his wife, Brooke Mueller, would be unsettling enough on its own. Has anyone taken a look at his prior record? But to have it be in the pattycake Pitkin County Jail? The notoriously cushy spot, where Claudine Longet served her 30-day sentence for misdemeanor negligent homicide in the shooting of skier Spider Sabich back in the ‘70s, is outfitted with homey comforts from plants and TVs to coed areas where inmates can mingle freely. Not much tougher than the luxury rehab facility Sheen visited earlier this year as a “preventative” measure.
A NEW STAGE: Fred Willard says he doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be called upon to return to his role as Ty Burrell’s dad on “Modern Family.” He’s certainly not waiting around to find out. Willard has his family on a European vacation. When they get back, “someone is talking to me about a stage show on Broadway. I’m not sure about that. I have to find out more,” he says. “I’ve been wanting to do more theater. We’ll see if this is the time.”