I had the enormous pleasure of photographing a new model today, someone I haven't known for long and don't know very well yet. She was awesome and brought some great props - a fake fur zebra coat and an impressive turquoise necklace. It was fun figuring out how to use those. I think they made for some terrific shots. Look for them in the coming months!
As I was photographing her, she asked me a question I hadn't considered before: What have you learned from this process?
I was stymied. When I photograph people, I consider myself to be a conduit, there for them, to be present and available to them so they can have the most wonderful experience possible. I don't really bring myself into it. So when she asked what I've learned, I had to process the information I've gathered completely differently.