Technique undoubtedly helps make photography magical, but I prefer to work with atmosphere. I think that the obsession with technique is a male thing. Boy's toys. They love playing... but once you've perfected something you have to start searching for a new toy. I would rather search for a new model or location.
I don’t stand behind the camera drooling. Knowing that, the models are more likely to open up and relax.
I love all the old pictures—of spanking and Bettie Page and corsets. But you can’t do spanking in fashion, so I wanted to do a project where I could really let go and get girls who also love those things.
A sexy picture can come from anyone who forms an intimacy with their subject. You can take a sexy picture of your cat if you want to.