Actress Meg Ryan in her Soho loft, for Architectural Digest. The painting of Meg on the wall of her living room is a work by singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. Monique Gibson, the designer who worked with Meg Ryan on this loft, has worked for many artists and musicians, including Mellencamp, Elton John, and Jon Bon Jovi. Meg liked the video and photographs I did of Mellencamp and his home for Architectural Digest, so for me, it was essential to photograph this painting as a symbol of the connection between Meg, and Monique, and me. With this portrait of Meg, I wanted to break from the shelter magazine formula of celebrity and over-manicured real estate.