It was quite unusual for Lou Reed to play a venue as small as New York’s Knitting Factory but he loved the room. He booked the show and asked us to document it. I wanted to capture the sweat and intimacy of this performance and to turn the challenges (tiny(!) stage, overcrowded venue, less-than-ideal camera positions) into advantages.
Lou is having a blast with his home-town crowd; the band, with Fernando Saunders and Tony “Thunder” Smith, is killin’. It’s a great night to make a video!