The first time I shot Veronica Ricci it started out sort of disastrously. I was on a shoot in downtown LA and I drove really far away to meet Veronica and then we drove up to some hiking trail somewhere and we got ready to shoot and I realized I had left my damn camera at the last shoot. I have never done anything so dumb in my life. We drove back down town and ended up taking photos on a roof. The pictures came out pretty awesome but we had to shoot really quickly before the sun set. Veronica and I hit it off really well and we wanted to shoot again.
We had plans to take some photos in Vegas when we were both there in January but it never happened. A few days later we were both in LA and we tried again. She came by this shady hotel I was staying at and we tried to shoot there. Veronica started drinking this gross Pomegranate wine and we took about twenty photos before we both decided that it wasn’t working and we should go on an adventure. We left the hotel and decided we should shoot some pictures outside in an alley somewhere. We found what seemed to be a desolate driveway and I shot her using just the headlights from my rental car. We took a handful of pictures before the person who normally parked in that driveway showed up. We jumped in the car and drove away but for whatever reason the car chased us. I drove like a mad man and eventually escaped the chasing car. At some point we tried to find another dark place to shoot but I ended up driving the rental car off some parking lot cliff and scraped the whole bottom of the car when the back wheels were two feet higher than the front wheels. Somehow the car stayed together but we gave up shooting and drove back to the hotel.
At this point Veronica was nice and drunk on gross wine and we had sort of given up. She just got naked in the hotel room and rolled around the bed flicking me off and making weird faces like a crazy person. I put on my flash and we just took a bunch of photos. I honestly didn’t know if I was going to use the photos for anything but when a Penthouse Pet is rolling around naked acting like a lunatic you keep taking photos. Recently I was going through all these photos and realized a bunch of them were really fun and I figured if I put all the photos together in a set it would make for a nice set and an interesting story. So here it is.