Leasha Overturf, 39, got started as a photographer in high school, when she borrowed a camera from a student who had it on loan for a class. The ticked-off teacher forgave Overturf when he saw her potential. After earning a BA at Southern Illinois University, she moved to Chicago and worked for several photographers, including, for the past 15 years, Paul Elledge. Now she's not only his production assistant, she's also his co-teacher.
Q. What are we looking at in this photo?