My portrait of male model Ryan Diesel is amongst my favorites, because it's the first image I took, when my odyssey of following my heart and dream chasing led me to Los Angeles on 5/19/2007.
Ryan and I met on MySpace during the middle of 2006 and he expressed his willingness to help me improve my photography by learning strobes lighting once I physically settled in Los Angeles. Ryan kept his words and three days later on May 22, 2007, I was invited to his home in Los Angeles and we made this portrait. The bed frame caught my eye. I used a popup flash aimed towards the ceiling and took several frames of Ryan.