In May 1983, photographer Richard Corman's mother, a casting director at the time, was working on the Martin Scorcese film, The Last Temptation of Christ. She became enthralled with a young woman who auditioned, who went by Madonna, and she insisted her son had to photograph her. Before long, Corman was walking up to Madonna's Lower East Side apartment for a photo shoot with the budding starlet .
"I walked into the corridor and I heard her yelling from above," he recalls of their first meeting. "She leaned over and I just saw those eyes looking at me. Those cat eyes. I knew right then that this was somebody who just had something special." Now, 30 years later, Corman has compiled the multiple days he spent shooting Madonna that year into a new book, Madonna: NYC83, and in this exclusive gallery, Corman reflects fondly to Rolling Stone on his inspiring time spent with a young Madonna.
By Dan Hyman