Miles Davis


On the road

I was asked to shoot a calendar for a Japanese client on American jazz artists and found myself at a club somewhere in middle America. The club was very funky and Miles is sitting in this manager’s office, doubling up as a changing room. He had just come off stage. He had recently had some vocal chord surgery and I could see that was in a lot of pain. I’m looking through the lens and I’m thinking, ‘this is the another face of the romanticized life of the musician’ that people are often not aware of.