Nudes have beguiled me since I first picked up my camera in 1990. Perhaps because I’ve been a dancer since I was nine years old, I have always admired the strength, grace, and singularity of the human body. My models come from my circle of friends and fellow students in dance classes. I prefer models who pose from the heart and from the natural inclinations of their own bodies. I always watch the model for that spontaneous moment when she feels comfortable and at ease—even if it’s in between specific poses—because that will often be the perfect moment of composition when form, feeling, and light all fall into a harmony I couldn’t have predicted: the surprise and satisfaction of collaboration.