Exactly 13 years ago today I met this astounding lady who I became friends with even until today.
Melissa is by far the best model I have worked with since I picked up a camera. She has helped me progress as an artist and I cherish our friendship still. She has challenged my skills and pushed me to make the most amazing images I have ever created. Such beauty and such a beautiful soul. My life is better because I know Melissa Troutt. God Bless Mel and hope I see you again soon.
We shot this June 16th 2007 the first time we met. I fell in love with her not because I got to shoot her naked, but afterwards we went to a diner and talked for two hours and I got to know her pretty well. We would go on to work together many times, just the two of us sometimes and also when I ran workshops in Brooklyn NY. Enjoy our first meeting 13 years ago today.