I had a general idea of what I wanted to create. Years before, I had seen a photo by a Scandinavian photographer of a girl bathing in an outdoor tub. The setting was a beautiful desert on a cloudy day and around her were things you'd normally find in a bath. It was strange but oddly normal and I couldn't take my eyes off it. Before her was a large plate of glass awash in soap bubbles. The picture was taken as she came to the end of her first swipe with a sponge. The cleaned glass revealed the graceful sweep of her naked body. It was a beautiful and captivating photograph and it's still vivid in my memory.
My idea was to shoot through a plate of glass on which I would spread various substances and then shoot through it. I wish I could thank the creator of that photo for the inspiration because everything that happened next started with that picture.