"This isn't at all what I was expecting."
That was the first thing that went through my head the day I met Ria Von Strudel for our scheduled shoot. After mentioning her love for the retro pinup look I was anticipating someone from the 1950s. Instead, on the spur of the moment she decided to go for a little diversity in her look and gave me this:
This is...this is straight out of every rock video I grew up watching. And you know what else?
It was great. After taking a minute to get my head around the new look I started running through my poses for her. Or I should say, tried to run through them, because Ria turned out to be a mind reader. Every time I was about to ask her to do something, she did it before I could say anything.
Lower your chin a little and...yeah, exactly that, thanks.
Tilt your...yeah, that, and...yes, that will work.
Turn and...do exactly what you're doing.