© Mikki Ansin. Above: Susan Sarandon between takes. Beautiful, fun loving, politically wonderful, talented, great to work with and irreverent.
For close to 40 years, Mikki Ansin has worked as a still photographer on movie sets. While fulfilling the job requirements for Hollywood studios and independent productions alike, she became fascinated with documenting behind-the-scenes activity, most notably in the production of Merchant Ivory films. “The pay may have been less, but they let me do what I wanted,” Ansin says. “I took pictures of the stars with their feet up and their hair down, of the cast and crew at play — from the softball field to the set. I’ve always been captivated by how things happen.”
Ansin is one of 20 distinguished ASMP members whose work is featured in the newly redesigned Best of ASMP 2012 issue of the ASMP Bulletin, which is hot off the press. Click here for extended interviews with Ansin and the other Best of ASMP photographers.
-courtesy of Jill Waterman, Editor of ASMP Bulletin.