She's Got the Look
Some people were just born to be photographed, and my model here is certainly one of them. This is Ali, my friend Ken's sister-in-law. When I was introduced to her for the first time, I think it took me about a minute before I asked if she would model for me (and I can't imagine now why I waited that long).
She's a music teacher and also plays keyboards and flute in Ken's group, Crooked Mouth. Darn it, looks, brains and talent...some people just get all the right genes. ;-)
As it happens, Crooked Mouth are just about to release their new CD, called 'Hold in the Sun', and the artwork for the CD booklet features a number of my shots of Italian gymnastic group, Kataklo. You can also hear some of their music at the Crooked Mouth myspace website. 10% of the cover price of each CD goes to support the work of Sight Savers International. If you tell them I sent you, I might even be able to arrange autographed copies! ;-)
Oh, and you can see a previous pic I took of Ali (when she was playing keyboards at a charity concert), here: Lost in Music