<p><p><p class=\\\”q\\\”>Mr. Schoeller, what were you working on this last week?</p> <p class=\\\”a\\\”>Last week I photographed Hillary Clinton at the State Department, that was the day before yesterday, and then we photographed the writer Nicole Krauss in Park Slope and we photographed Marina Abramović, the performance artist.</p> <p class=\\\”q\\\”>How do you go about preparing for a portrait?</p> <p class=\\\”a\\\”>I read up on them, online mostly. <em>New Yorker</em> articles or profiles are always the most helpful because they are the most in-depth. I need something to talk to them about when I meet them, to engage them in a conversation, to try to make them forget they are being photographed. To make them laugh, to maybe provoke more serious expressions.</p> <p class=\\\”q\\\”>What is the moment that you’re looking to create?</p>
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