Beastie Boys (New York City, 1987)
This is one of my favorite frames from a shoot I did with the Beastie Boys, who were about to go on their first major tour with Run-DMC. Sometime in the mid-Eighties, I'd started hanging out in the Rush offices, which was a few blocks from my loft, visiting friends who worked there and photographing some of the artists of their roster. As a run-up to Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys going on their Together Forever tour together, I was commissioned to shoot the publicity photos. They also used my images of the two groups together in the tour book and – such a thrill! – a tour T-shirt. (I'm still kicking myself that I didn't ask for more T-shirts.) This shot captured a split-second moment when somebody obviously cracked a good joke, but I'll be darned if I can remember what it was.