So, I met this dude at a reception. We talked about very profound things and I completely forgot to ask him about, well, anything really.
Right after he left, our common friend told me that he is famed rock photographer Jørgen Angel. Not only did I miss out on great stories about his life but also asking about his old friend, rock cartoonist Peder Bundgaard that I am doing a portrait about.
Luckily our friend agreed to give me Jørgen’s contact information so that I could invite myself over.
Jørgen lives next to a very subtle display of some of his work.
Luckily I have not forgotten my journalistic training and how to open strong.
This is when you know that you love someone even though you have just met them.
I wish I could say that it made me more respectful and professional.
I did try though.
And we found Peder’s first album cover in Jørgen’s collection of old magazines.
This was a few years before he illustrated everything Dan Turell I guess...
Luckily Jørgen also seems to be a relaxed kind of guy.
And I was my most modest self. Notice how we somehow went from coffee to wine.
We did succeed in getting her to come over. I even met her.
She is one classy lady, and he showed me a picture of her in a cool t-shirt with one of his photographs on.
I showed my appreciation. And Jørgen gave me a David Gilmour tee!!!!
This must have been my messiest “interview” since my first year at journalism school back in 2005. My teachers would have cried, but does it matter when I still got to meet the nicest man in the world? I wish my drawings did justice to just how charming he is, but that is not the case. Google him or buy his book if you want the full picture – he is AMAZING! He sometimes links to auctions and special offers on facebook HERE.