What was your initial response to the project?
I was on the set of Dink in which Ralph was producing when he asked me if I would want to do a photo shoot as James Dean. I flipped. Of course I wanted to. James Dean has been an iconic hero actor of mine since I started understanding filmmaking and acting. What male wouldn’t want to portray this icon? But I was even more thrilled because as an actor James Dean means so much to me.
I felt honored that not only I would get this chance, but that Ralph would think of me in doing this. Then, I was ecstatic to hear he was going to make this an entire series of photos.