NLC: We found Renee in the lobby of the hotel we were staying at in Vegas. She had great hair and skin and she was the most excited about being in the project – she still texts me once a week to ask when it's coming out.
We wanted to shoot her inside the hotel, but unfortunately the hotel said no, because they thought we were making money off of it and didn't believe it was for this project. But Renee thought it was a great opportunity and was trying to do everything she could to make it work. Because she was so afraid of getting into trouble, she suggested that we shoot her outside of the hotel as a compromise. I wasn't so interested in this, because obviously I wanted her in or around her place of work, as that was the intention of the series.
Then she said, "let's shoot me at the bus stop where I get off every day before I walk to work." It was perfect. I much prefer how this image turned out; it's real, it's something that happens every day and the bus stop happened to be beautifully lit and really emotive.