Invaluable agent: My rep, Alyssa Pizer Management, constantly pushes me to create new work, even if it’s not commissioned. I consider the time they invest in my career growth priceless.
Inspiring read: I just read two small books from architect Peter Zumthor, Thinking Architecture and Atmospheres. He talks about space, light, composition, materials and the fact that some spaces make you feel more than others. Every single theme discussed in his books can easily be applied to photography. Pure poetry.
Guilty pleasure: Polaroid film.
Photographer to watch: Justin Fantl always surprises me with his highly constructed still life compositions and surreal land-scapes. His use of color and his eye for composition are delightful. Definitely an emerging photographer to watch!
Smile-inducing photo: Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman. It explores the idea of suspension and features three cats flying and Salvador Dali suspended in the air. Halsman said that it took them 28 attempts to achieve the perfect shot. Amazing.