Ana is the model who lives in Tokyo but she is Russian. I did not know her. I looked at her and I imagined how I would portray her. After a while I had a vision. So I asked the stylist to find me some black toule, flowers and a black dress. I shot a simple portait in the morning and I asked to print me a 20x30 image and I left it on the table. In the afternoon I turned Ana into the Corpse Bride character by Tim Burton. She was excited, she had tears in her eyes as she told me: how do you know? I love this movie I always wanted to make a part of that character. Then I took her to the set, I grabbed the shot done in the morning and I tear the picture in half before her eyes. I approached her and ask to keep it in half of her face. She couldn"™t understand what I was doing. I heard behind me a chorus of "ooooooooohs", the Japanese in the room (there were 70 participants) were astounded. And so I created one of the most famous shots around the world. Maybe people do not know who I am, but wherever I go, people know this photo to the point of even publishing it in books without my knowledge.
It"™s nice to be able to inspire people. Much less nice when you"™re not given the credits.
Am I fool as every time something inspires me, I say who is the author, or is the world that is all upside down ?!