“I am very critical of my own work, like many other creative people I know. But when this cover of Ocean Drive came out, I remember just staring at it for what felt like half-an-hour, just mesmerized by its beauty. I have never since been as fully satisfied with an image I have taken. Of course, it’s really all about Krissy and how she had really matured and come into her own. There are a couple of great stories about this photo shoot. This was the first issue of Ocean Drive to be a complete ‘sell-out.’ People called months and months later to the magazine asking for the ‘Krissy issue,’ but there were simply no more anywhere.
“Inside the issue was a small photo of me being hugged by Krissy along with a short ‘bio’ about the cover photographer. Little did I know getting a hug from Krissy would make me so well-known! Months after this issue was off the newstands, a man stopped me on a street in Miami and said, ‘I know you, you’re Krissy’s photographer.’ I never saw this guy before in my life, so I just nodded and politely smiled, but he continued, asking me to wait where I was—he only lived a block away, and would I wait a minute so he could get his copy of Ocean Drive so I could autograph it!
“Months after this happened, almost a full year from the time the cover came out, yet another man stopped me in a bookstore and asked me if I was the guy who photographed Krissy on Ocean Drive! This cover had impact!”