TOM WAITS in the kitchen, Santa Rosa, California, 1999

Guido Harari recalls: “In 1999 Tom was promoting a new record, “Mule Variations”, but wouldn’t move from his headquarters in California. So he had press and photographers flown in from all over the world to Santa Rosa. The tiny Chinese restaurant seemed like his natural hangout and he didn’t seem inclined to even go outside the door to be photographed.

Suddenly he grabbed the owner’s apron in a frenzy and dragged me in the kitchen, where he proceeded to fool around with pots and pans, pretending he was some kind of demented chef. My motor drive was smoking from action and this shot captures the zaniness of it all.”