When asked to use a movie poster as inspiration for a shot, there could be only one choice for me. I remember seeing the poster shot for ‘ black swan’ long before the movie came out. It was so awesome that I just HAD to see the movie, and that rarely happens to me. As it turns out, Natalie Portman’s rendition of a prima ballerina, on a downward spiral into psychosis, was well deserving of an Oscar and it really stuck with me. I was a bit nervous about doing this shot, as I really wanted to do it justice and it would’ve been pretty easy to get it wrong. As it turned out, everything came together perfectly and I’m really happy with the results… now if only I could learn to walk on points!