So this is what happens when a photographer and his muse step into a well-lit room.

This time I got my hands on the camera too.

It's fun to be on the other side of the lens. I see now why he loves it. It's intoxicating to be so intently focused on someone and committed to helping them bring out their real essence.

Arterium is ready to step out from behind the lens to let himself be seen. He's done so much good work in helping people shine in front of the camera. To see him now being able to receive that gift himself is awesome.

What a strange, beautiful alien pirate.