Susie was the the very petite girlfriend of my good friend, Mike Tate. This picture, from 1970, was shot the first time Susie had posed naked for a photographer. I had asked her if I could photograph her in an entirely tasteful pose, in an experimental exercise using the super-grainy Kodak 2475 recording film. There was a particular pose I wanted to shoot, and as I was explaining that to her, I thought she looked so cute as she tried to hide herself, that I just had to hit the shutter. Her feet express her apprehension, and she looks so vulnerable.