Frank Zappa

Writer Jerry Hopkins and I traveled to Laurel Canyon to interview and photograph Frank Zappa at his mountaintop aerie for the Issue No. 14 cover story.  Zappa was as unique as they come, and once again I was apprehensive about the pending encounter.  I shouldn’t have been.  Frank was in one of his moods – Frank being Frank – performing for me and my camera without direction.  I made many memorable photos that afternoon, including the iconic shot of him sitting in the driver’s seat of a rusting D7 Caterpillar bulldozer, glaring at me and my camera.