ANNA GRIGORENKO, ITALY.
Another beautiful day outside Rome with stunning model Anna Grigorenko. I remember a few guys on motorcycles pulling up behind me while I was taking this shot. I thought it would be best for us to go for her safety and the safety of our team but she declined and we kept shooting, audience and all.
HANALEI REPONTY, LOS ANGELES.
“I know it’s not clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don’t know where. I only know it isn’t where women think.”
TATYANA DANILCHENKO, MALIBU.
I can’t get enough of Tatyana when we shoot. The time slips by so quickly and she is such a wonderful person to spend time with.
KATRINA, HOLLYWOOD, CA.
I love the way Katrina looks in this picture. She reminds me of Christy Turlington.
OLESKA SHIMANSKAYA, MEGALANCHORI, GREECE.
Olga is still asleep in the villa. I let her have my room. It is the best. I fell asleep outside in a hammock. Now, it’s 5 a.m. and I am writing to you.
There is a cobblestone road leading up to our villa. Gas powered street lamps. The sky on this ancient island is blue as is the air in front of me. The kind of blue light you only find in the early morning.
There are white villas on both sides of the street stretching for several blocks.
Olga is awake now. We don’t speak. It’s too early. She is a very young girl. A teenager. Barefoot. Slim. She has the longest natural hair I have ever seen on a model. She won’t cut it. I don’t want her to.
She sits down next to me and smiles. There’s still the language barrier. I like the silence. Like a great silent film we communcate with our bodies. But not now. We’ll just sit for a couple minutes. Then we will get up and walk down to the church. The white one by the sea. We’ll take a couple pictures and see what sort of magic the day will deliver.