We’ve struggled over the past few years trying to figure out how to deal with press. I tried saying no, that didn’t work very well. I tried saying yes to only some. That didn’t work very well.
The current approach is to give full unlimited access to anybody who is going to spend serious time (3 hrs+) getting to know Clover. I thought this was a good policy, until the most recent request from the Globe where the author “didn’t want me to recognize” her. Hmm, so much for deep behind the scenes access. So I did my first phone interview. She knew a lot and had clearly done a ton of research, even if it wasn’t the behind the scenes variety.
Here is the photographer. He was late, like 45 minutes late, and pretended not to know what I was talking about when I mentioned it. I think he got some good shots, and he did a great job staying out of the way.