PHOTOGRAPHY

Danny DeVito

Ruthless People

Tom Zimberoff
May 1 · 8 min read
© 1986 Tom Zimberoff

Fuck you! (Hmmm, that sounds like a Danny DeVito line.) Does Danny even know you have nothing better to do, for the hundreds of dollars he pays you by the hour, than to troll for picture postcards from photographers whose own artwork they wish their clients to see? What did you think it was: a Big Pharma ad for hypothyroid medication; a sales endorsement for Ray-Ban? I work for magazines like TIME where, I’ll reminded you, this picture was recently published with my byline, because I establish rapport with the kinds of people you obviously have little aptitude to protect. Maybe I should write to Danny myself, about your letter, because I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts you didn’t tell him what you did. And you’re billing him for it. Better yet, why don’t you just stick it where the sun don’t shine.

Originally shot in color. I like the portrait better transposed to black-and-white. / ©1986 Tom Zimberoff

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