Reunion of Model & Photographer in 2 Cities / by Paul Granese

One of my most iconic images (My logo) was taken over 2 years ago with a model in San Francisco. At the time I was living in Boston and she lived in San Francisco. We lost touch over the past two years. Recently I was in San Francisco and was looking out the window of my friend's apartment. On the wall of the apartment was the picture that I had done of Joanna. Out the window I could see the famed Art Institute of San Francisco right next to which Joanna lived.

Picture of Joanna with Art Institute in background

Picture of Joanna with Art Institute in background

I texted this photo to Joanna to see if she remembered me and the photo and she responded immediately. She was happy to reconnect but was dismayed to tell me that she no longer lived in San Francisco but had moved to Los Angeles two months before. I informed her that I too had moved to Los Angeles just a year ago and as it turns out we lived 20 minutes apart. 

Within a week we were back together again shooting in Los Angeles. We shot at the beach and in my private studio and Joanna once again demonstrated her remarkable ability to transform herself in every photo. Expect to see more of Joanna in the coming months.