"Julia Butterfly Hill. No words to describe her other than simply stunning. Julia and I met in San Francisco for the shoot. She had just returned from Bolivia a day before, after being deported for protesting against an American mining company that was polluting there. The idea I had was to take a picture of her as this iconic guardian of the forests. The stylist and I picked out a dress made of linen. Julia was resisting the dress and the idea, but after explaining I had nothing to gain by depicting her as other than this beautiful spiritual person—and all I wanted to do was to make someting we were both very proud of—she then agreed to the picture. Julia later wrote me saying how special this picture made her feel."