You were present - wow!
Well, I wasn't actually standing next to the photographer...
I had to interview E that afternoon for a magazine I worked for back in the day. And when I arrived some 15 minutes early, the photographs were being taken in a quiet place on the 'entresol' (don't know the English word for it) of the hotel, while I was talking to the record company employee that was coordinating the interviews that day about 15 meters away from the shoot.
Let's continue with the thread without pictures of actual 'E' (still, had a great laugh about that).
I've always loved the 1980's look of Mr. E (when he was still Mark Everett, the name he now slowly returns to again)