Sheryl Crow, Munich 1994.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 I have a feeling that I may not be Sheryl Crow’s absolute favourite photographer.

At one point during our session she was posing with an orange water-pistol.  I didn’t give it to her, in fact I thought it looked a bit daft, but one doesn’t always want to argue about these things.  When the magazine’s art department saw the photos, they digitally re-coloured the water pistol black and made it look, for all the world, like a real gun. The photo then went on the cover, together with a provocative, gun-related headline.

Sheryl Crow went mad when she saw what had been done (allegedly) and threatened to sue.  In all honesty, I didn’t blame her.