Over the past 34 years of my life I have seen numerous examples of the work of Herb Ritts. Most of those times were when I hadn’t even the slightest notion that I was going to be a professional photographer someday, so while his work had made a memorable impression on me at the time, I did not pay too much attention to it beyond that. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I was in Miami on work, that I happened to pick up a book of his work tucked in the back corner of a shelf at a studio. I had some time to really sit down and go through his images and was just captivated. I find his work to be strikingly beautiful, simple, and timeless. His death was a tragic loss to the photography world.