Suzanne Vega is one of those artists that meant a lot to me when I was younger. She’s someone who’s name will always be a part of my early years. Somehow she fell off my radar somewhere in my late teens, but when I got the call about this shoot I quickly looked up what Suzanne has been up to and she’s been busy creating amazing work. Not only making her own albums but she has collaborated with great musicians and other creatives.
Her name creates an almost a mystic aura to whatever is being mentioned. She’s the folk musician who’s able to appeal to everyone. She’s had a letter from Prince praising her music and she’s conducted intimate and personal interviews with Leonard Cohen that are more like conversations than interviews, more like an art work than an interview. I really did not know what to expect when I was in the studio, waiting for Suzanne to arrive, yet there she was, a very warm and welcoming person. Someone that has not been spoilt by her many years of success, it has not made her protective or arrogant. Yet, she’s definitely creative in her appearance, maybe theatrical is the word. It is this which is intriguing with Suzanne I think. She’s able to come across as illusive and mystical yet she is approachable and normal. And by normal, I mean ‘normal’ in the best possible way, in the way that I want to be normal, not in a boring and bland way. No Suzanne is definitely calmly exciting!