One thing about New York City, the weather is unsettling. All week I have had problems with the weather and it made me appreciate Los Angeles even more, since I am more of a natural light and outdoor shooter. One minute it's sunny and at the blink of an eye, dark clouds will roll in. It's all about timing. This actually turned out to be pretty effective for this series. We rarely get dramatic skies like this in L.A., but at the same time, we rarely get rain. In this series, the model, Rachel, sports a hat that was purchased for me by fashion and portrait photographer Jeffery Andre, during my first visit to Harlem.