After about five years of modeling for Bob I know that a lot of my job was to show up, shut up and do as Bob asked. That I did this is why Bob refers to me as his “potted plant.” But even potted plants move in response to air currents and the direction of the light. And so do I. Bob might be adjusting his camera, and I would take that opportunity to adjust my body, the tilt of my head, the direction of my gaze, to something that I thought he would like. Sometimes his response was “no, no, no,” and he’d tell me what he wanted, and other times it was “yes, that’s it – hold it,” and he began shooting. This was my small way of being Bob’s collaborator – a participant beyond the malleable model.