I can honestly say I'm most myself when I have a camera in my hand. I started taking photos of people when I was young, as a way of keeping them with me always. Spending time with different people from all walks of life and being able to capture an aspect of who they are is a special and amazing gift. I love the challenge of editorial photography.... finding a location in a matter of minutes and composing a thoughtful portrait of the person, while at the same time creating an atmosphere of trust and intimacy. My process of taking a photo is collaborative... I get to show a person how I see them and capture the essence of who they are... For that to work the person has to trust me enough to show me something of themselves.
The promise of creating that one, magical image, is what makes me get out of bed in the morning, and I will do whatever it takes to capture it!