Mary J. Blige
"This was shot at Mary J. Blige's record company when she was first signed. I was in there doing some work when they were like, 'Do you want to meet our new artist?' I sat in on a meeting in the conference room. I said to her, 'Do you mind if I just snap some pictures?' I happened to have my book and I showed her that I was a photographer. She was like, 'Sure.' This is before she even had a music video and she was really shy and quiet. Things have changed since then! She went on a whole ride, really a train wreck at times in her personal life, but that's a whole other story. She really took care of herself after that, though."