The first pose is always the moment of truth- I get to see how exciting the shoot will be. I asked AJ to warm up with a split jump-
Oh boy, this was going to be fun. AJ was also a gymnast, and he started doing some insane running back flips. He could only do ten before the grass got ripped up, but he didn't need more than that.
I was like a kid in a candy shop. I asked AJ if he could do the same thing in the middle of the street.
It was an embarrassment of riches. Next, I wanted a simpler pose, one with more elegance than athleticism.
After shooting the GW Bridge, I saw a painter working on the building next door. I couldn't resist a Dancers Among Us photo.
Finally, one last pose. Now he was just showing off!
I could have photographed AJ all day; he was indefatigable. Unfortunately, I had to get back to my studio for my next shoot. I was sure it would be a huge disappointment. After all, who could possibly compete with AJ. Turns out, AJ's cast mate Ariana DeBose was waiting for me.
Seriously, I get paid for this?