This photograph was taken in 1987 for  Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. The model is my wife Tammy. She had to endure this 2 1/2 hour photo shoot in total darkness. Why? Couldn't there be any modeling lights on? This shot looks like an easy composite done on the computer. No! Not at all. Think about it for a minute, what kind of computer did you have on your desktop in 1987? The only kind of power computer fast enough to create this image was owned by either high end print houses or the military. This photo was a creation of the graphic designer and made possible by my understanding of the photographic medium.  We were in my garage to create this masterpiece. Suspended from the ceiling was my 4x5 view camera. Below were three sets of strobe lights. One set on the left, one on the right and one directly above Tammy with a vertical slit in a snout to prevent the spread of light ruining the crucial images exposed on either side. The first image was made by positioning Tammy in the left side pose and firing the left bank of strobes. In total darkness, Tammy would roll over to the center position and I would feel around to make sure her gown was in proper place. I would then fire the second set of strobes. She would roll again to the third position and I would do the process again. I couldn't risk any camera movement so I left the shutter open the entire time until the last position was recorded on film. I have to mention that the bed she is sleeping on is nothing but 3/4 inch plywood with a bed sheet stapled to it. We repeated this procedure 10 times at 12 to 15 minutes per sequence. Tammy didn't complain once during the shoot but that evening she showed me all of the bruises that she received from rolling side to side on the plywood.