My wife loves Reality TV. I’m indifferent at best, but I must confess my love for Love and Hip Hip NY. It’s dramatic, funny and much more real than people usually give reality shows credit for. We’ve seen drug abuse, jail time, abortions and assaults on this series. It doesn’t get more real than that. They’ve actually filmed segments of 2 episodes of the show in my studio. Pretty much everyone on the program comes across as “difficult” on TV, so I both excited and cautious when I was assigned to photograph Erica Mena. And, truth be told, there was just a tad of drama on set for a few minutes, but I won’t go into that here… Suffice it to say, knowing that we’d have a hairstylist, makeup artist, fashion stylist and nail tech on set, I knew this was going to be a long day. I also knew we’d produce some great imagery when we were done.