Duration: I've been a photographer for just about seven years.
Staff: Usually it's just me, my assistant, hair and makeup people, and sometimes a masseuse for those days when I'm feeling a bit excessive.
Education: I received most of my education, between the ages of fourteen and eighteen, traveling across the States and throughout Europe. I have no official training in photography.
Cultural Influences: Art, music, vacation.
Environment: My sets are usually pretty small. I try to have exactly what I need, and the people I need, to make the picture work. It's best for me not to have anyone around who isn't directly contributing. That way everyone there has the same goal. We're like a little family. It's usually a lot of fun and goes pretty quickly.
Philosophy: I find that if I keep things simple and don't over think, I get better pictures. And if I'm really liking what I'm making and I'm enjoying doing it, I'm usually on the right track. In other words, if I'm putting a lot of effort into something and it's just not feeling right, it's probably because it isn't. I guess that's my philosophy, to try the best I can to follow my instincts. Instinct is the only good monitor for art--or life for that matter! Great, now I'm giving life advice. This is not where I meant for this to go.