Simultaneously while doing his personal photography, Sonny always made his living as the most unprofessional professional photographer – no agent, no studio, no staff (except for a freelance assistant), and no overhead. He did covers for LIFE, TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, Mademoiselle, The Police Synchronicity album, “Paris Collection” for Vogue, New York Times Annual Report, everything that came his way, and all with enthusiasm and great surprise that anyone would hire him. Sonny would always be a freshman and Avedon and Penn would always be seniors.
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