No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.
Gather a lot of varied experiences. Read a lot of books, travel, talk to strangers, anything to open your mind to new ideas and ways of thinking.
Create a frame of topic. Addressing questions like: what is it you’re trying to do, and where should your focus be?
Ask a lot of questions.…
People who are creative can be either introverted or extroverted. They are conservative or liberal-minded. Creatives can be both insecure and confident or bold. They’re self-absorbed and intensely interested in everything and everyone around them. They’re romantic and realistic, driven and…