Second Star to the Right

July 1, 2010

By Conor Risch

© Henry Leutwyler

The most famous glove in history? On assignment for Portfolio, Henry Leutwyler photographed Michael Jackson’s possessions when they were due to be auctioned off to settle debts.

Soon after Michael Jackson’s death, Swiss-born photographer Henry Leutwyler sat at lunch with architectural photographer Robert Polidori, a longtime friend. Using his iPhone, he showed Polidori a series of still-life images he had made on assignment for Portfolio magazine just before it folded. Among the objects Leutwyler had shot against black backdrops were worn sequined shoes and costumes, a set...

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