..and you think your job is rough?? Self Magazine- leave the city at 6pm and drive for 3 hours. Arrive at remote lake lodge with no food or communication. I’m talkin’ middle-of-nowhere. Power sleep. 5am call time. We begin shooting at sunrise. No coffee. Nothin’. I’m barely awake. By midday we’re on a dock in the middle of the lake- the photographer’s in the water. And we’re jumping. And jumping. And jumping. It’s 95 degrees out but we can’t go in the water. We just jump. For like 7 hours. I’m wearing SPF 50 and it’s not working. Never knew I could jump so high. I was a cheerleader though… I go home sunburnt and exhausted. I hope the September issue of Self is worth it. Click here to subscribe now