The futuristic writer, William Gibson was photographed in the mid-nineties for Vanity Fair Magazine. The magazine ultimately bumped the William Gibson article for something else though the photograph was published by British Vogue Magazine soon thereafter. Mr. Gibson cryptically remarked to us that he wasn’t famous, rich or fucked-up enough to be in Vanity Fair. Some if not all of that must have changed by now, one would think. LaBounty + Johl did a run of William Gibson pictures for a number of magazines at that time as he had definitely had come into his own with the publication of Neuromancer amongst other notable novels.
The above picture was shot in the pre-photoshop days with glorious film. My partner, Kip Johl made the metallic eye which I then added later in the darkroom.