Arty shooter clicks with three billionaires
New York Daily News
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has photographed subjects from Presidents to porn stars, but he hit a real hat trick last Friday.
Greenfield-Sanders was at the Vegas premiere of his upcoming HBO documentary, "The Black List," in which Elvis Mitchell interviews Colin Powell and other black leaders about their experience. Meanwhile, casino hotel mogul Steve Wynn had always wanted the art photographer to do his portrait.
"We set up at the Wynn Hotel," said the New Yorker, who used a special camera that makes giant Polaroid prints. "Ninety seconds later, the picture came out and Steve loved it. He said, 'I have to get the boys.' About an hour later, he came back with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett."
Of course: Buffett owns NetJets, and the Netjets poker tournament was in town.
One problem: Gates' hair was windblown, and Buffett quipped, "We share one comb, but it's kept in the vault." Wynn quickly produced one out of his pocket, and a 20-by-24 print was made for Wynn's collection.
The trio then met up with Niche Media chief Jason Binn and Epic Records prexy Charlie Walk; Wynn asked the megabillionaires if they'd like to come with him to the steakhouse in his hotel.
"That's too fancy," Buffett was heard to say, and with that, the Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft visionaries nipped off to an anonymous deli-restaurant, where they got burgers and root beer floats.