Douglas Friedman Captures Marc Anthony for Billboard
Billboard recently sent Douglas Friedman to the Dominican Republic, where he photographed Marc Anthony for the magazine's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Awards Program Guide.
"The shoot took place at Marc's home in La Romana and he was so kind – he welcomed us as though we were guests and was incredibly generous with his time," Friedman recounted. "I didn't want the pictures to look too much like they were taken in his house and I didn't want it to look like we were in the Caribbean; I wanted to make it edgier and portray him in a way we haven't seen him before." The photographer found a white wall to capture a studio portrait for the cover and selected a handful of standout spots on the property to give the interior pictures a strong editorial feeling. "I had nearly free rein and everyone on Marc's team was so easygoing – they were like, 'Whatever you want to do and however you want to do it, let us know and we'll make it happen.' "
Friedman continued: "Marc was such a pro in front of the camera, and it's because he's willing to collaborate. He listened to my ideas, understood the direction, and added Marc Anthony to it."