One of the hardest things for me to do during the year sometimes is to make time to shoot with amazing people. One of those people is the very experienced and talented Zerotia. I shot with Zerotia for the first time about 3 years ago for my book, "Stripped Dreams". Since then it has always been a hit or miss to schedule an actual time and day to shoot with her.
Finally after a long wait I was able to make it out to New Jersey to meet up with her. Now most people know that I absolutely dislike shooting in a studio, matter of fact it had been over a year in a half since the last time I stepped into one. That changed on this shoot. The owner of the studio was a great guy and was very helpful in directing me to where everything was stored.
Zerotia and I are very liked minded workers, which is great. We finished the shoot in about 2 1/2 hours and I was anticipating being there a lot longer. So, after we shot we got some pizza and caught up on life. I love this woman, she is really down to Earth and speaks her mind. As much as she was thankful for me coming all the way out there to work with her, I was equally as thankful to work with some one of talent and experience. I told her that seeing images of her and Rachel Dashae before getting to that, "professional status" as a photographer played a major part in getting me to where I am now. To shoot with her was truly an honor.
After the pizza, I went up to New York and wandered around B&H Photos. I picked up a Polaroid Socialmatic and I am still learning how to truly make it work. Then I caught the bus back home to Maryland and I slept the whole ride home.
It was definitely an amazing day and it was well worth it. Granted these images you will truly only see them on Ziv...