We were so excited to photograph actress + producer + screenwriter Lena Waithe because she has made big waves for herself and we’ve been watching.

Lena made history last year as the first woman of color to win an Emmy for best writing for a comedy series for her episode of “Master of None.” We photographed Lena for Variety and I kinda wanna pat ourselves on the back for this photo because we shot this outside at an apartment complex’s pool patio and if you saw the small setup you’d have absolutely no idea it had this sparkly emerald magic going on. It was pretty funny every time we used a spray bottle an inch from Lena’s face, and she never flinched. Lena’s new show “The Chi” premieres on Showtime this month and we will be watching.