Unpublished photo of Gene Simmons shot with a Mamiya RZ67, Kodak Portra NC 400, with strobe lighting, at Industria Studios, New York City on March 27, 2004. "This was the third time that I had photographed Gene in a two-year period. Every shoot had some good images in it, but he was a tough nut to crack and I think that this is the one that did it. He is difficult and charming, but ultimately I've come to see him as a contrarian. So, for this third session I said little about what I wanted, not allowing him to take the opposite position."