©1998 Joe McNally
Steve Martin
VideoAfter a long day of working with comedian and actor Steve Martin for a six-page spread in Life, both McNally and Martin had reached a point where they were both exhausted. At that point, McNally decided to try one more gambit and asked the actor to physicalize the success he was having in his career.

"He kind of like grimaced about it then he gave it to me," says McNally. "He just kind of rolled his head back, he closed his eyes and he looked up and in a funny way I think he gave it to me because he didn't think I was ready for it because I didn't have my camera to my eye. I knew I was focused and I had an assistant with a small bank light off here so I knew I was lit and I just hit a shutter and I got one frame. I wasn't looking through the camera."