In July of 1991 the lady with the torch that you see at the beginning of every Columbia Pictures had a humble beginning in the living room of my New Orleans apartment, which had been converted to a small photo studio. When the amazingly talented illustrator (and friend) Michael Deas asked me to shoot reference photos for a painting, I had no idea how iconic that artwork would become.
My penchant for large soft box light modifiers was perfect for the assignment. A co-worker, Times-Picayune newspaper page designer Jenny Joseph (now a Houston muralist and mother of two) was the perfect model and the rest is history.
Looking at these image still makes me smile.
Read more about it in this article written by PetaPixel.