Lorde is truly the Pop sensation of 2014. She’s 17 and has taken the world by storm. She doesn’t seem to be the predictable product created by a producer to appeal to the main stream like so many young successful ‘musicians’ are. Lorde seemed to be a woman with strong opinions and self assured. Lorde is a ‘woman’ at 17, able to put images of herself online that contradict the photoshopped images published by certain magazines. She’s a teen with ‘warts’n all’ as they say. It was refreshing seeing that someone at that age could be so self assured, that someone of that age has become a celebrity for her mind and music instead of looks.
Having said that I was met by her body guard 30 minutes before the shoot. He had come to see the location, if there was a crowd he had to fight his way through and to find any emergency exits in case the Taliban or a couple of hundred 14 year old girls should hit the venue to capture a little of this teen sensation. I don’t think I have ever experienced security like that, but then again I have never photographed Michael Jackson or Obama. (Obama – if you’re reading this, give me a call).