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Photographing Carla Lane for Ebony Magazine

I had the recent pleasure of photographing self-made millionaire Carla Lane, who started and operates her own staffing agency in Houston, for Ebony magazine. The idea put forth by the photo editor (Dudley Brooks, formerly of the Washington Post, no less) was to show the subject with whatever it happened to be the subject's favorite thing to spend their money on. In Carla's case, it was a massive designer shoe collection. She was very accommodating, allowing me to take a large portion of her shoe collection, arrange it in her foyer, and then have her lie down on the floor.