Thankfully, we were not in danger of being displaced. Newsweek’s art director was calling to coordinate Stanley’s photo shoot. There was a two-day window. Great. No problem.
I was overloaded with last-minute deadlines and was preparing for an imminent trip to New York. But before running through our evening checklist, I wanted to confirm a time for the Newsweek shoot. Stanley didn’t look up from his desk, “Tell them I’ll take the picture. And I’ll need their specs.” I was stunned. “Stanley, this is the cover,” I said. “They have their photographer; you have photo approval.”
There would be no budging. “I’ll take the photograph,” he said. “Find out when they need the negatives in New York.”