Listen, you seem like a really good photographer. I know you’ve shot Madonna for Elle Magazine, and those pictures were gorgeous. Excellent lighting, nice positioning, etc and so on. And I know Madonna can be a bit of a bear to work with… I mean, not from personal experience as I’ve never been within a mile of her, but I’ve grown up with the woman, and adore her like people adore their favorite dish that mom makes- comforting in its tastiness and predictability, and every once in a while, it makes a really good pop song.
So listen Tom, about those shots of Madonna for her new “Sweet and Sticky” tour. How do I say this? 50 does not equal butterface. It just doesn’t. We all know that Madonna’s body is ridiculously toned and amazing for any age, but her face is still gorgeous too. It’s a 50 year old face, ok, but jesus, did you have to go out of your way to cover it up? And was Madonna ok with this? I can’t imagine her being like “these are great Tom, but could you make it so that just my abs and crotch show?” That being said, I can’t really imagine you being like “Madge, these are some great shots, I’m loving this, can you please …
Tom, this is Madonna Louise Ciccone we’re talking about. People know what her face looks like. And they love it. So FUCKING SHOW IT, and forget those ridiculous fake bangs.
PS- Thanks to Perez for these shots!