'The River' Cover Shoot
The Darkness sessions actually went at least four days – three days in Haddonfield and one day in NYC. I literally shot hundreds and hundreds of photographs. Two years later, Bruce was out in California working on The River. He called me up, and he had a complete duplicate set of contact sheets from all the Darkness sessions. He was looking through them. For two weeks we had these marathon sessions where he would call me up from California 2 a.m., Eastern Time, and just said, "Pull out sheet 28, look at negative number four. Can we make that a little darker on the right side?" And I'd go into the darkroom all night and then FedEx everything to him. For two weeks we were going back and forth over shots until he finally settled on [a] close-up portrait shot, with the same plaid shirt that was in "Corvette Winter," and that was the cover of The River.