It’s Thanksgiving week and I was feeling a little nostalgic. I thought back to one of my earlier (2007) and really fun photoshoots. I made arrangements with Melissa when I was visiting Washington, DC, and she brought along her friend Elizabeth. The chemistry was terrific with these two and one thing led to another and this resulted in one of my all time favorite images – the two of them in bed reading the morning paper. It was such a natural shot that captured the comfortable familiarity that these two felt. I’ve kept up with Melissa – she came out and visited California awhile back and we shot again. It was great to connect after four years. She has now graduated from Cornell. She’s a deep thinker, reflective, and knowledgeable about what makes a good image.
Melissa has the perfect mouth. After I finished this image, I felt like I must have been inspired by Andy Warhol.