A little backstory...so there I was, sitting in my office, minding my own business when I receive an email from someone claiming to be Chimamanda's manager saying I had been highly recommended to Chimamanda and she liked my work. And I'm like - huh?!? My first instinct was "haha - very funny" thinking someone was playing a prank on me but then I was like - respond Wani, just in case it's true.
So I did and good thing too, otherwise I would be seriously kicking myself right now!
I was so nervous! Chimamanda is a renowned author who I have deep respect for as well as an international celebrity and spokesperson accustomed to being photographed by the top photographers in the world. Would I live up to her standards?!!? Would I be good enough? Was I ready?!!? Enter slight heavy panic mode!!!! Help me Lord!
So I took a deep breath and decided I would just be me - she hired me because she liked my work and not because she wanted me to be someone else. And so I kept it super simple and focused on connecting with her through the camera and we had a blast.