‘‘When we were preparing to do it, she started to cry. She was like a little girl, she was terrified. This is another side of her that we, the public, doesn’t see. She is like all of us, she is a human being with fears. And once she was tied upside down, she hung 53 minutes upside down. And I said to her ‘Are you okay?’ and she said ‘Yes, I am very okay. I never felt so free.’’’
— Robert Wilson about photographing Lady Gaga. This portrait was named The Flying, and was shot in october 2013, and was exhibited at the Louvre in France.
“I was laying in my bed on my stomach—this is so sick— but I was eating a salad, and I got a phone call: Can you be at this restaurant in 30 minutes? So-and-so big record executive wants to meet you. And the salad was like a really unhealthy salad; it was like fried chicken or something. So I said, ‘I’ll be right there.’ I got up, went to the bathroom, threw up the salad, did a line of coke went to the meeting. I was completely mental and had just been through so much.”