There was something immediately magical about pairing wardrobe stylist Estevan Ramos’ one-of-a-kind Custom Ostrich Halter with Gap Ultra Low Girl Shorts. Jessiqa started with a few standard warm up poses before we launched into being more considerate of her wardrobe. The feathers as our cue - we tried a number of variations of flying, some very Black Swan-ish, a few mimicking the hood ornamnet of a Rolls Royce, even a few shots of Jessiqa pretending to be an airplane. This is one of those shots - like most in this series - that really came from working with the model to find the right story. After a bit of shooting I asked Jessiqa to pretend she was a bird. She rested her head in her hand and closed her eyes. She somehow managed to capture the bird idea - but also an egg in a nest idea. I fell in love with image immediately.