When I started working commercially my subjects were mostly solos—until I jumped into the frame myself. The first time I did that I was photographing David Hasselhoff. It was actually my assistant, Brian Delaney, who said, “Hey, you gotta get in this!” At that time I was pretty new to shooting celebrities, and Hasselhoff took to the idea quite warmly. The proof sheet is very playful, with him resting his elbow on my head, that kind of thing. Not long after that I just started stepping into these things without always telling people. I started doing it with all my shoots, celebrities or not. And people have mostly been OK with it. Over the years I just started to quickly explain, “Hey, I do this with all my shoots.” But I do feel very self-conscious, as if I’m wasting their time. I realize that they know it’s just for me, this thing I do, and they don’t mind. Still, I cut it off after two or three shots out of respect for the person’s time.