As I get back into creating new work with models, I recently reconnected with two professionals with whom I hadn't photographed in a while.
At a series of group photography sessions, held for many years in Metuchen, NJ, I met Rebecca Lawrence in early 2009. After working together there several times we began doing private sessions. Much of that was at the studio I use regularly. For this shoot we decided to use a different location, Fovea Studios, in Brooklyn, NY.
One of the things I realized, is how important it is to create with paid, professional models and more than just once. Paying models allows me to make the images I want, although model input is always welcome. The model is more present being treated as the professional most of them are. With multiple collaborations I find a comfort and trust that allows for more interesting creativity. I look forward to more of these as well as first sessions with models new for me.