Bradley Cooper and director David O. Russell photographed for The Wall Street Journal in Los Angeles, CA on November 30, 2013 in conjunction with their new film, American Hustle.
Cooper was charming, quick-witted, and happy to tell me about his Philly roots, the new film he’s shooting, and his strategies for dealing with paparazzi. Russell brought an intensity I immediately sensed, so I simply asked for his help in creating the kind of photos I wanted. We looked at a book of photos by Yousuf Karsh, my inspiration for this shoot (and widely-regarded photographic icon) and Russell loved the images. We had a cinema/photo lighting nerd moment…and then we goto shooting. I’m thrilled with the results, and so pleased to have had this chance to meet these men, both of them at the top of their game.