Before meeting up with Sydney, I met up with her boyfriend Jason. And at the time I was not aware that he was dating the most beautiful girl in California. I found that out when I arrived at his apartment and she was sitting there on his couch... a beam of sunlight shining down from some unknown skylight, and her dog in her lap...with The Cowsills' "I love the Flower Girl" playing overhead. But those details are a little fuzzy.

A mutual friend put me in contact with Jason, since I was interested in photographing someone who surfed and wasn't camera shy, while visiting California last last summer.

I gave myself the assignment to shoot Jason as if I were shooting him for a magazine editorial.

This is what we came up with. 

Photographed July '10