Only two episodes of Double Exposure have aired and already there has been so much controversy.
Topping the list might be the string of tweets from our always very photogenic and sexy Lindsay Lohan who for some odd reason decided to deny the indisputable fact that she arrived nearly 11 hours late to our shoot for her 6126 legging line. While the whole day is documented on Episode 2 of Double Exposure, none of us really talked about the record-breaking late arrival until Lindsay's tweets. Lindsay is a powerful and talented young woman. She is capable of great performances, and being in front of the camera is very easy for Lindsay. As I said before, if I had to choose between a celebrity that is perfectly on time and perfectly boring, I would much rather take Lindsay. So maybe rather than all this noise about how late she was, let's focus on how amazing she was when she actually showed up. The rocking shoot can be seen on this week's episode of Double Exposure, of course.
But Lindsay's tweeting is hardly the only controversy surrounding our new show. My relationship with Indrani has been labeled "pathological co-dependency" by a word smith critic, while others said it's "disfunctionality that functions." To me, Indrani simply is the most important person in my life. I have deep, unconditional love for her, and wish nothing more
than being allowed for the rest of my life to share our work and visions together. For us it is just the beginning. After over 15 years together, we have learned a lot, went trough great trials and great successes, and are stronger than ever before. While there might be some drama in the process, our final photographs are what it is all about. We are not 9 to 5 people; our work is our passion, and we never take no for an answer. We are used to working under incredible pressure, time pressure, budget pressure, all sorts of daily dramas, and we always manage to turn things around and to deliver. We surely intend to keep that up.
This show shines a bright spotlight on the behind-the-scenes aspects of celebrity and fashion photography. Those unfamiliar with our world at first glance might be very surprised and even shocked of how these high profile shoots go down. Insiders who have worked for many years at leading magazines or with top advertising agencies, however, know that what we are dealing with on a daily basis is fairly typical for major celebrity shoots. We are very proud that we
are bringing these fascinating moments to viewers at home, and hope that it will open up everyone's understanding of celebrity culture and how icons are created. Our aim is to demystify the process and to allow access into a world previously hidden from the public. Clearly that will rock some boats!
Markus I love your work. I think you are extremely talented. It's just so difficult to watch you because you are constantly CONSTANTLY whining. It's awful. When you open your mouth you whine.
Love the show (especially Indrani.....she is sooooooooooo beautiful!) but not this episode because I do not particularly like the latest version of Lindsay Lohan. Nobody, even Lindsay Lohan, should be late for business meetings no matter who benefits from the meeting (unless it is totally unavoidable and then there should be some kind of contact made). Not only was Lindsay more that just late, she looked and acted like someone whose mind and body (mostly her face) is burned out from using too much drugs and/or alcohol. I'm not saying Lindsay is a drug or alcohol abuser, only that she looked like she is. Give her a couple more years and she'll be a "B List" celebrity on Tru TV's Smoking Gun. If someone didn't know Lindsay or Indrani and saw them on this episode, I'd be willing to give 100 to 1 odds that they would think Indrani was the star and not Lindsay. Indrani showed class, intelligence, poise under pressure (from Markus) and beauty far above that of Linday Lohan. This is the first time I've had the pleasure of seeing Indrani and it won't be the last. How is it that she is an ex-model? Has to be that what she is doing now is just better than modeling since she is still extremely beautiful and would be a great model. (wonder if she'd go on a date with me?)
I enjoyed the show! Your blog is also very insightful and you come off better than how Bravo portrays you. Beautiful clothes, accessories and pictures. Really a work of art!
Love the show! it nice to a reality TV show that is showing some reality and not just manufactured fights and drama.
You seem like a lovely person I wish we could see what you're like without all the stress. The show is exciting but I don't care about Lindsay. I'd rather learn more about how you and Indrani make it all happen.
PLEEZ pleez pleez stop saying YOU LOOK HOT...YOU LOOK SO HOT..!!! It's sooo annoying and soooo Paris Hilton and yesterday. Makes you seem so childish
Love you, love the show. See my other post on Indrani blog for additional details. Just wanted to say - it's clear that you deeply care for Indrani, but would like to see you treat her more respectfully in times of stress & arguments. During these times, your treatment of her often comes off as mean & demeaning of her as a woman when it isn't your real intent.
I think you do a great job and seem like a very nice person--calm, kind and generous of spirit. Great! I wish you all the best!
I LOVE the behind the scenes look at your industry, but must say exposing the self-absorbed dramatics that you and Indrani do might not be wise for your clients' products that they are trying to sell. I mean, all that advertising nonsense, bickering, tweeting and unbelievably running- behind-schedule shoots costs a lot of money, which will get passed on to the consumer in some way. Thanks for entertaining me, but now that I see how you guys do it, I would not buy any of the products you advertise with your shoots. As much fun as it is to watch you shoot Lindsay Lohan for her leggings line, now I know NOT to buy them! Thanks, Marcus!
I just love this show, what a talented bunch of people, who knew how much work goes into a photo shoot. I can't wait for the next episode.
LOVE the show. LOVE the behind the scenes look into your world. LOVE the work process with Indrani, and find it fascinating to see how the two of you survive between the relentless, neurotic rants and rages in any given shoot. WOW, its a little nuts...maybe you're a little nuts, but a whole lot of fun to watch! Thanks!
Markus your work speaks for it self. I just can't decide who is the bigger diva you, Andrani, or your clients. It seems so much of what you do is about egos and perceptions. I would love to see you doing a shoot for yourself without a client and a deadline. Just you doing something creative without all the drama that a each job seems to brings with it. I have to ask myself when watching your show "Is this the way all high end fashion photographers operate"? Still controversy makes good television and there is plenty of that.
I was a professional photographer for 10 years, I graduated Art Center Pasadena, I can't stand the unprofessional constant arguing!!! It painful to can't watch, It is ridiculous. Too many cooks in the kitchen. When I shoot for magazines in Paris, I was the one in charge. While your work is good, all this drama is so uncomfortable and unacceptable. It is surprising your clientele tolerates this nonsense.
Klinko is perhaps the biggest whiner I've ever seen on TV. All he does is complain. Having been in the fashion photography and being privy to major magazine shoots, I know that ideas are generally discussed prior to a shoot and never saw such nonsense on set. All this TV show is about is complaints and whining, primarily from Klinko. The art and is lost through this bitching.I haven't been able to watch for mare than a few minutes as Klinko only complains about Indrani. Why are they in business together? I don't watch too much reality TV but, from all I've gathered the general public likes to watch reality show's where people complain and bicker. Perhaps it's to make the general public feel better about their own problems.
i have you on my DVR set to record. the latest episode with naomi campbell & lady gaga didnt record correctly. my dishnetwork schedule has your show on at the wrong time. it recored a totally different show with your shows name on it. when can will the episode re-air? i need to see that episode & future ones correctly.
Markus...Great work! but after watching your last episode, I wish you could open your horizon and visit Brooklyn. I live in Park Slope, and I love, love, love it here. Your comment About" I don't even go to Brooklyn" defines you as snobish...Being limited could deprived you of the greatest shots taken in your lifetime. Do you know that saying " A tree grows in Brooklyn" open your mind, LIVE AND LEARN.
I agree, the blog is very insightful. There doesn't seem to be enough time in the show to get the details of what's going on. More blogs!
I was so shocked and disappointed to see how Markus behaved in India. I have never seen anyone so uncultured and intolerant towards another culture. Markus acted as if he was well above everyone else. On the other hand, I admire GK, he was so respectful towards the people he met in India. Indrani should definitely pick GK over Markus.
I'm hooked Marcus and Indrani are amazing and the show,every episode cracks me up while showing me a behind the scenes Ive always wondered about. I do hope thee are many seasons to come and God Bless!!!! JME