Protect me from what I want. Protect me, protect me.
Looking back at the last three shoots that I did for 2011, it occurred to me that in one way or another, they all represented feelings that have collected in my heart over the past years. It's amazing, really, because I never planned any of these shoots to follow any themes. It was just me asking a friend if we could shoot, and everything just kind of fell into place.

What I particularly like about shooting with Donna is that she's game for virtually anything; I texted her asking if we could shoot the day before, and we had the shoot literally just hours after we'd agreed upon it. Aian and I went to her place at around 4 in the morning (which was why I initially wanted to call the set "satellite hour" -- long story), and we finished the shoot at around 7 or 8. I took about a hundred or so photos that day (I almost never do that with anyone anymore). These are my very best ones. I hope you like them.