This gallery is an homage to a beautiful life tragically cut short by the
violence of stupidity.
The first time I laid eyes on Lily Tran, I thought
she was one of the most beautiful girls I had ever seen, and believe me, I have seen
many. When I met her to arrange our first photo shoot together I found a young woman
of sterling character, who was sweet, unassuming and surprisingly shy for a swimsuit
and lingerie model. She also showed maturity and intelligence beyond her years, tempered
with an inherent sweetness, which was the hallmark of her character.
together numerous times over the coming years, and at every turn she reinforced my
first impressions of her, and it was a pleasure to watch her grow as a model. It
was impossible to take a bad photo of this beautiful creature because she did not
have a bad side, physically or spiritually. It was a privilege to call her a friend.
To have a spirit as luminous as this stolen by a brain dead gunman in a drive-by
shooting is a waste that sours me to my very core.
I wish to remember my friend
Lily as the gorgeous, intelligent and vivacious young woman who shared spirit and
vision with me in the studio, and I present these images so that you may see and
recall her in the same way.