I want that crazy kinda love. That painful once in a lifetime kinda love. I want love that struggles, and love that grows everyday; I never want to be stagnant.
I want to be loyal to someone and help them build an empire; and together we build the hardest, biggest, meanest empire ever known to man.
I want that love that makes me appreciate the small things; & never forget the small things. All small things turn into big things.
I want laughter. Laughter that fills not only the room; but our hearts. Laughter that is loud, comforting, & even somewhat annoying.
I want affection. I want cozy kisses on my head as I sleep, I want long hugs and six second kisses. I never want to go to bed mad.
I want the pleasure of someone’s company. Someone who looks past the surface and truly just enjoys being with me.
That’s what I want.
Seventeen years ago I was given the assignment to make a portrait of an actor who was highly touted for his good looks and great acting ability. The photo eventually made the cover of People magazine. On Jan. 23, I was again given the task of photographing the same actor who has grown into, in my opinion, one of the top actors of his generation. Leonardo DiCaprio was gracious with his time and showed up early for the shoot — ready to go. With a few suggestions of what I needed, Leo took over the shoot, doing poses and expressions and made the entire session run like a well-oiled machine. And, at the end of the shoot, he thanked me and said, “It was good to see you after all these years!”
Kirk McKoy, photographer