Last weekend I met Dr. Vanessa Perez. Vanessa is a NYC-based professor of 19th and early 20th Caribbean Literature. The moment she said that my mind started racing to see whether I could come up with some author that might fit into that category. Not even close, so I kept my mouth shut and kept shooting. Vanessa wanted some headshots to gear up for (and maybe include in) her upcoming book: Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement. It turned out to be a glorious day in the park, so I shot way more than a few images. Vanessa was a fantastic subject and was even thoughtful enough to bring bottles of water for the shoot, which would have been a really nice touch for the photographer to have taken care of. Hmm. I can’t say that I learned much about Caribbean Lit, though. Maybe I’ll have to pick up a copy of the book when it debuts later this year. Congratulations, Vanessa. And of course a special shout out to Serene, my very capable assistant, for helping me with lighting, gear, and entertaining the talent.