In one of Martin Schoeller’s ‘Mad Celebrity Portraits’ Quentin Tarantino is breaking free from a straightjacket (2004).
’I had this crazy idea with these white doves. Tarantino’s movies are so violent, blood everywhere, and they couldn’t be any more brutal really. What makes them so fascinating is all the violence. I wanted to do the opposite, to portray Tarantino as the ambassador of peace surrounded by the ultimate symbol of peace — white doves. So we just had all these doves on standby, so to speak, and when he got there I talked him into it. That was back in the days when magazines had more money. A $3,000 animal trainer bill didn’t scare magazines as much as it does today.’ – Martin Schoeller