What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?
A Creative Community to me, is a any group of open, helpful and creative people. The more I share and am open with other photographers, with photo assistants and with creatives of all kinds, the better my career has been and the happier my life has been. Being a part of a community, like Adhesive, or APA helps the industry as a whole, which makes our creative world so much better.
What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?
In my backpack right now, I have... Sony RX100 III camera, Manfrotto Pixi mini-tripod, iPad, business cards, three notebooks, a tuna sandwich, promo cards, the Communication Arts Typography annual and the Trail Runner Dirt issue.
Do you have any advice for someone starting out in your creative profession?
Go to as many events and meet as many people as possible. Go to Adhesive, go to APA events, ASMP events. Go to any event you can. The more people you know the better. But don't concentrate on people who can help you, look for people you can help as well. And take mor epictures, however many you take now, take more.
What are some of your favorite places/books/blogs/websites for inspiration?
Some of my favorite sources for inspiration
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be, by Paul Arden
Any forest, anywhere
Communication Arts Photo Annual
PDN Photo Annual
American Photography Annual
The Accidental Creative, podcast
What would be your DREAM ASSIGNMENT?
I would love to get the chance to photograph some of my favorite creative people in the world, John Patrick Shanley, Richard E Grant, Edgar Wright, Sarah Silverman, after seeing the new Star Wars- Daisy Ridley, Hillary Swank because we are from the same town.
What would be your last supper?
My last supper would be... Homemade rigatoni with fresh pesto, Roasted fingerling potatoes with rosemary, garlic, sea salt and black pepper, Sauteed asparagus with a balsamic glaze, Cedar plank, white king salmon, and Italian strawberry gelato
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