The first few minutes in the studio are everything. I can pretty much tell how an entire shoot is going to go based on the time we spend talking — with my model completely clothed — before we shoot frame one.
We all have our baggage, we really do carry it wherever we go: our hurts, our pains, our loves, our losses. Some of us have more set more secure locks on that luggage than others. But in the studio it’s only the model who can decide whether to unlock the luggage and what she’ll be willing to talk about as we shoot.