How did you manage to get such great results with this photograph? I work with fragrance frequently for both editorial and commercial clients and I love to explore different ways of depicting it every time: from luxurious to playful, from sexy to sentimental. My greatest challenge with this subject was shooting multiple bottles. The pleasure in this job was that I had the opportunity to treat the bottles any way I wanted as it was for a fashion magazine. The title of the story was “Seduction” so I chose to use PVC, like the fabrics used in fetish clothing, as the backdrop. With that in mind, I lay the bottles one on top of each other like they were in an orgy. One of the beauties of this fabric is its glossy elasticity. The pressure of the bottles stretched the vinyl creating long radiating highlights. After it was shot, I decided to turn the black vinyl to red, adding the final sensuality to the piece. To produce the best work for a client, what is the ideal working relationship between you and an art director or designer? I get excited about working with art directors/designers who bring imagination, vision and an avid invitation for collaboration to a project. I love creative planning and exploring opportunities as they present themselves throughout the process. When asked, I am very hands-on with set design, fabricating environments and context through lighting, digital manipulation and good old-fashioned hammer and nails. I thrive on the demands of working with a strong innovative partner. How do you balance commercial work and personal work? I bring my creative passion into my commercial work and I make it a priority to set aside time for editorial and personal projects.