How did you get started in photography?
I was on a trip to Europe in high school and I was painfully homesick. Taking pictures with my little 110 instamatic was one of the things that gave me comfort. I decided then that I'd go on with photography as my major in college. I tenaciously soldiered through until today.
Describe a shoot from last year you are really proud of.
I enjoy and am proud of most all the assignments and projects I have been given not only because the clients have faith in me but that we have completed a project together and typically with a smile on our faces. But pressured to name one I would say having had the cover of Reader's Digest. I have worked with them for many years and it was a wonderful compliment to be given the trust of the magazine.
What are some of the big trends you see coming in the next 5-10 years in the industry?
I have been shooting more motion/interviews/documentary style projects. I will be shooting a commercial this coming month.
What advice can you give to talent when they're on set?
Trust yourself and trust the crew.
Unrelated to work, what are you passionate about?