I was pinned down by enemy gunfire over the past few days, else I would have taken a similar picture of Labeau myself. But in my version she would be reading a copy of “Jaws” or getting an MRI or wiping my tears or something silly. I would have taken video of the Washington native pronouncing the word “Puyallup” in a dirty fashion. I would have ruined it.
In retrospect, I’m glad Rick took this picture, because it is very simple and very beautiful.
Garcia is an L.A. native (he went to high school with members of Los Lobos) and has a pinup background; he likes taking pictures of women with muscle cars.
“Lily is perfect for pinup,” he says.
I don’t have anything against rail-thin pornstresses; they tend to fuck like feral cats, get in street fights, and show up to your office with all their belongings in a tube sock. And I find those things charming. But I imagine that when the juicy Labeau walks past a convalescent home or VA Hospital, the residents immediately go out and bomb the neighborhood Wiener Schnitzel and Yoshinoya Beef Bowl; hers is the type of body they were fighting for.
I told Garcia that I loved this picture and he said he was working with existing lighting, an existing set, and someone else’s makeup job, so he wasn’t going to take credit for how good it looked.
“All I do is snap the photo,” he says. “The girls are beautiful to begin with.”
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See also: Rick Garcia, Lily LaBeau, Goodnight Media