Dita Von Teese, Costa Mesa CA 2000
Dita Von Teese photographed in her home in Costa Mesa, CA in December 2000. Dita and I had met a few years previously when I first moved to Los Angeles from Chicago. We had always intended to shoot but neither of us made the first move. A few years later, a mutual make-up artist friend of ours, Josef, finally brought us together.I shot this with my Mamiya 645 with one simple tungsten light pointed directly at her. It remains one of my favorite images of her, and it was published in my second book "The Beauty of Fetish: Volume II" (Edition Stemmle) in 2001.