“This photo was shot on the final night of our shoot, ending in the green room with Jon & company getting ready for the night’s show, Hillary Clinton as guest. Although Mr. Stewart was always composed and engaged throughout our time together, for a brief minute I watched him drift off, go blank- but it seemed like a picture I had to make. It was very clearly the most human and vulnerable moment I’d seen over the last few days with him. He may have just been going over his grocery list or something, but that’s the magic, and sometimes deceit, of photography. It was me, a Mamiya 7 and an assistant holding a strobe attached to a monopod bouncing into a corner of the ceiling. I took the picture and then endured what felt like everyone’s eyes wondering how I had the gall to pop a flash and photograph such a quiet moment. Jon didn’t seem bothered though, he headed out into the studio moments after to throw a football around before bringing Hillary Clinton on stage.”
- Alex Tehrani
It’s nice to know that TV personalities get tired like the rest of us. Sad, but comforting.