I've already talked about the special place Joe holds for me, in respect to my photography, but I'll say it again in case you missed it last time. For years I only shot inanimate objects and self-portraits, and I'd convinced myself that shooting live people would be too difficult. Along the way I did shoot some people, but I never treated it very seriously. A few years ago I decided it was time to start trying to shoot people, to see if I could, and I emailed Joe -- who I barely knew at the time -- to see if he'd be interested. I thought it was a longshot, seeing as I had no portfolio to speak of, but he said yes, and after I shot him a word-of-mouth momentum immediately began building. So I feel a certain debt to Joe, and I was excited at the prospect of revisiting him as a model a few years later. It symbolized something to me: my progression as an artist and as a person. We shot together twice in February, revisiting some of the original locations and throwing in some new ones. Joe is a sweetheart and a friend and terribly photogenic.