I don't know how many of you are familiar with "Jim D" aka "Pickins" but I got to meet him and had lunch with him last week!!!
I had first heard of him and almost met him spring break of 2000 in Cancun.
I had a photo shoot for LaBoom (a dance club in Cancun) spring of 2000 and I figured with MTV being there he'd have to make an appearance and that would be my chance.
As it turned out the night I was at LaBoom "Jim D" decided to stay in for the night, probably to get away from all the fans and photographers!
While I may not have had a chance to meet him that night I did get to see Dr. Dre, Eminem and Snoop Dogg up close thanks to my VIP credentials. The funny part was I didn't even bring a camera that night since I'd been shooting the night before and quite frankly just wanted to enjoy the free cocktails that night and relax. Oh well, it was still a riot. I felt like a celeb when they lifted the red velvet ropes to let me into the club in front of the more than 3000 spring breakers waiting in line to get inside.
Here's a link to one of the QuickTime VRs I shot for them (back in the old film days:)
It was a true pleasure to meet "Jim D" last week, he's a real down to earth kind of guy, I really likes his styles...