We stopped by Manhattan’s Eagle Nest Studio recently to catch celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz shooting Martha Wash for the 30th anniversary of the Weather Girls’ classic hit, “It’s Raining Men.” The concept, says Ruiz, was “Martha along with several insanely gorgeous men,” (A little complicated, no?)
During the shoot, Mike reflected on being a young gay man and hearing “It’s Raining Men” playing at Le Garage in Montreal: “I just about lost my cookies when it came on. Afterwards, every time I would hear it, I would mow people down to get to the dance floor!” Written by Paul Schaffer and Paul Jabara and sung by Wash and Izora Armstead, “Men” was nominated for a Grammy nomination and remains a disco hit and gay anthem to this day. The new club remixes, with Mike’s hot album cover, will be available this summer.
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Photos: Jeffrey James Keyes