Elisa Flowers Shows Us the Bill Murray We Love in Esquire
The legend goes that if you go out and party in New York City enough you’re bound to hang out with Bill Murray eventually. He has a tendency to show up at random clubs throughout weekend evenings, sometimes getting behind the bar and doling out shots like a party monster’s favorite grandfather. He’s the unofficial mascot of the City, something that becomes quite evident in the cover story for this month’s Esquire with a shoot groomed by Elisa Flowers. What’s important to remember about Bill Murray is that his career is a veritable map of historic laughs, each one writ on his face. Elisa was sure to allow that personality to shine through so we can see the man who has contributed to the soul of American humor.
A comedian wrestles laughter out of truth, and the truth of Bill Murray is that he isn’t the conventional idea of perfect. His hair is never all in the right spot, the lines of his face are always clearly visible. But that is who Bill Murray is, and what Elisa made sure to show us. She helps us to see the man that we are familiar with and love, leaving embellishments aside and showing the real story.