"I lived in Paris for a year after graduating from university. I spent much of my time appreciating and absorbing the paintings and sculptures found in the Louvre and The Musee D'Orsay, without feeling like a rushed tourist on a mission. I found myself gravitating toward the work of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. I loved the textures, the simplicity of his compositions, the glow of the skin in paintings like Odalisque and The Valpincon Bather. When working on the Taryn Rose fall campaign, the art director wanted to create a sophisticated and stylish story in an everyday world. I know my influences in Paris were instrumental to this work—classic colliding with contemporary."