I met Aya a few months back on a photoshoot being shot by my very good friend Britta. She’s a very talented makeup artist and the shots were amazing. She agreed to let me shoot her for my NY portrait series and after going back and forth on email for about 3 months thanks to both of our schedules, we finally hung out and took some snaps in Williamsburg and The Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was bloody freezing too, but Aya took it very well. My fingers froze. Ouch.