Jessica is a fantastic collaborator. I think I did her second photoshoot at a time when I was just getting into photography. She was willing to play with me and my ideas then and she continues to be willing to try a concept even knowing that it might be a failure. 

I felt that I was sticking too strongly to conventional rules of lighting and composition. So I asked Jessica if she’d bear with me while I tried to shoot differently than I normally do. I also challenged her to be less “modely” and just a little more authentic with her posing. I don’t think either of us was able to break out of our habits in a big way, but it was a great exercise nevertheless. We shot for about an hour and here’s what we came up with…