Taxi Driver: On The Set With Photographer Steve Schapiro

What's it like to work as photographer on a movie set?

"As a still photographer on a motion picture," says Steve Schapiro, who shot photos on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, it's not particularly glamorous. "You're like low man on the totem pole. You're not contributing to the actual film production itself. You could well be in an actor's eye line at a time when he doesn't want that. Your camera could make noise at a wrong time."

In an interview with The Guardian (video, above), Schaprio praised the work of Jodie Foster, who was 12-years-old at the time: "God, a mature actress could hardly do as good as she did. And she was a baby!"

Schapiro's photos are collected in Taxi Driver, a book with the same title as the film, published by Taschen.