I did the sitting, which was my favorite, and then I did three others. I loved the concept of this massive group, but not in a clusters grouping like wedding photos. I wanted to find something that would marry to my painterly look, which was the individual color portraits, and I liked this clean, military, very clinical look. When I approached the black and white series, the way I lit it was that I wanted them to look like they were actually sitting on top of the background. I also wanted it to look very clean. How do you do that with that many people, and with that many heights, and with that many colors of hair, and that many body shapes? I feel like that's what sitting down did.