WHAT OR WHO DO YOU FIND INSPIRING?
I love collaborating. I love working with passionate people, building teams and executing all the crazy requests that come about in commercial photography.
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE PROFESSION?
Like most things in life it started with a van. I was touring in a band and had my very own seedy 15 pass van. I met Photographer Bob Scott and he hired me (and the van) to deliver equipment to set one day where I ran into Toni Bashinelli from Lockbox. She saw promise in my broad skill set (read: ability to stack chairs, carrying coolers, parallel park a 15 pass van) and agreed to start me on the long, sometimes painful road from production assistant to Producer.
WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST THING YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH PROFESSIONALLY?
I have a post-it on my computer that reads “NO TYPOS.” That’s all I’ll say about that.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Bob Scott, Toni Bashinelli, Tim Willis, Sheri Rosenberg, Eleni & All the Jens of Giant Artists, Joao Canziani and Brian Finke. These wonderful people have been incredibly patient, trusting, hilarious and have pushed me to become better with each job. They all started out as employers and clients, but have become great friends and mentors. Its the best. Oh, and if Scott Reid, Gina Wilk, Mary Arch, Jimmy Borrell, Gee Pierson or Heidi Seidell didn’t have my back I just wouldn’t know what to do with myself. It takes an entire village of talented folks to make one little picture on your iPhone banner.
WHY DO YOU LOVE ADHESIVE?
Adhesive is a fun place to see all your pals in the industry! We’re all out there working everyday, but you may not bump into somebody you like for years and years. Adhesive provides a great opportunity to catch up and create new hangovers with old friends.
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