My best work happens when I work with actors who are interested in exploring new ways to see themselves. Taking the time to look for glimpses, unplanned moments, small digressions - often are most rewarding in the end. It's a cooperative process.
Matt, the fireman here, in addition to modeling, was a firefighter. He'd come in for something else but I asked him to bring along his gear and this image is the result. The essential part of the process is having the conversation in the first place - getting to know and understand the actor and their goals.