The singer Laura Mvula has not only got an exceptional voice but she’s got a look that makes a camera purr! Her voice in one of her latest tunes, Green Garden, has a faint resemblance to Nina Simone and her looks can at times project the hard beauty of Grace Jones, (without the scary bits). Her eyes, or her contact lenses, are capturing and cat like. This shoot with Laura was for Observer Food Monthly, so it is not an asparagus look alike microphone or a slightly confused prop stylist who thought asparagus was a flower, but rather a prop to make her presence relevant for a ‘Life on a Plate’ feature. A fun shoot and a woman I would love to shoot again, without the limitations of food being present.