Michelle is an awesome model. We are always able to collaborate and come up with some rockin' (if I do say so myself) photos.
This shot was almost a throwaway from a session in which we were concentrating on other concepts. She had just gotten a new tattoo of a lyric from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' song Californication.
This lyric happens to have a lot of meaning for me, so I definitely wanted to get a great shot of it. The only problem: Michelle had the tattoo inked around her torso from back to front, callously ignoring my needs as a photographer. We quickly came up with the idea to use a long exposure and "roll" her body from back to front so we could show the entire lyric. Other than toning and some finishing touches, there's no Photoshop or digital trickery in this photo - it's all one shot.
The tattoo reads: Destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation. Awesome lyric. Awesome tattoo. Awesome model. Hopefully an awesome photo.