Janine Naomi Grant was one of my first students at Allegheny College. She has energy to spare for sure and excelled in her desire to become a fashion photographer. She had an idea to wrap her favorite model Angela in electrical chords. I hung out and stole a couple shots from this shoot and made this image. Its not my art really, but it was fun to work in a different way and push my ideas to a new point. Working this image ended up influencing some of my new work using text and some photoshop filters I'd never used before. I also began to use masks and layers more effectively from this playing around. I was sick as hell when I did all of this, but it was good work and it gave me new knowledge that can now pass on to my students.
I feel I learn as much from my students as they learn from me--maybe more!