I’ve photographed Joan Jett 3 times now over the years, the first time in 1991 for Sony Records, the 2nd time in 1996 for Raygun Magazine and in 2009 for Esquire, and I will say this about her: she is a wonderfully warm and friendly person with an amazingly strong sense of personal style. She is truly an original presence. And she is really intense. I remember for our first shoot, at my studio on Bleeker and the Bowery, Joan arrived with (and I am not making this up) a joint in each hand, both lit I might add, and an Expresso Machine under her arm. Joan was rolling with her own expresso machine!! (I’m sorry, I really wish I had a photo of that!) Almost 20 years later Joan shows up looking more like Joan Jett than I had ever seen her. The only thing different this time was she didnt bring her expresso machine.