From the TIME website: Lightbox — Behind the Photos by Olivier Laurent
It wasn’t the first time that Schoeller, an award-winning portrait photographer and frequent TIME contributor, had worked with Trump. They first met in 2004 for a Fortune cover article, so he knew what to expect when he was asked to photograph the frontrunner in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries for this week’s magazine cover.
“He’s very difficult to photograph,” says Schoeller. “If you ask him to look up a little bit, he says no or he just doesn’t do it. He literally has one angle. If I ask him to smile, he puts on a big grin and then he goes back to his Zoolander ‘blue steel’ look. And the ‘blue steel’ stays for as ever long as it takes to get the photograph.”
Martin Schoeller: New York Magazine, April 9, 2014
Top row, from left: John Catsimatidis, CEO of Gristedes; Alan Hildebrant, structural engineer; Jorge Urbaez, retired.
Bottom row, from left: Kathleen Mele, elementary-school greeter; Linda Yablonsky, writer; Barbara O’Keefe, nursery-school teacher.