I was Director of Photography on the documentary film, Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine. I read Lester Bangs and Dave Marsh when I was young so I was familiar with the magazine. Creem was the snotty punk younger brother to the establishment, stuffed shirt, that was Rolling Stone. The documentary weaves a fascinating tale of music, drugs and tragedy.
We interviewed an amazing cast of characters, musicians, writers, photographers. Among my favorites was the New York photographer, Bob Gruen. We did the interview in his studio where a lot of his iconic photographs were laying all about. And Michael Stipe was a great interview. Very heartfelt and down to earth.