Licensed to Ill Anniversary


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill album, here are some rare outtakes from our cover shoot with them, back when Sarah and I took some very large rolls of paper on the Eurostar to Brussels. We created a makeshift studio in the basement of the venue and Money Mark was our lighting assistant. Catering gave us foil for reflection. It's all glam with us, you know.

And here's a little trick, to capture a relaxed subject just have them breathe out gently as you take the shot. The boys really went for it:

Later Beastie Boys performed for 14,000 people and Mike D got airborne:

Photography by Sarah J. Edwards

Interview by Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards

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