I had been looking for a project that would unify all I had learned about the art and craft of portraiture. I decided to do this book and give myself a year to complete it. I prefer to shoot women over men. I find women deeply beautiful and complex. I didn't want the book to just be about portraits, I wanted to go much deeper and capture an inner beauty that goes counter to the attitude of today's media. I believe I found that essence in the fifty faces presented in this book.