WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK UP A CAMERA?
Every year my mother, grandmother, and I would go to Crested Butte, CO and I would constantly be capturing photos of the scenery. Since then, I studied photography in high school and college continuing by education in fine art photography. My last year in college, I started working with a commercial photographer and fell in love with the other side of photography.
WHAT PARTICULAR CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE WITH EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AS OPPOSED TO OTHER GENRES?
I think the most challenging part can be finding balance between sexy/erotic and beauty/class. I never want to cross the line into pornography, it's just not what I'm going for. I'm not too into distracting outfits or makeup either, especially with heavily tattooed models, and that is a detail the model and I can sometimes butt heads on.
DO YOU PREFER TO SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
I mostly shoot digital, but for personal work or travel I'll sometimes shoot film.
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
I love shooting the female figure. Women are beautiful and more photogenic I feel. I'd love to continue my work with shooting tattooed and non-tattooed models, lookbooks, fashion, etc.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR ANYONE JUST STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?
Get a job or internship with a photographer you admire, whatever you gain from that you won't get anywhere else. Constantly look at magazines, fashion, lookbooks, etc. to see what you like and figure out your style. And keep shooting and learning from yourself.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Mostly photography but I do some metalworking/jewelry making as well.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
A good mix of doom/stoner metal, punk/hardcore, 30s jazz, and old country.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Read, check out art galleries/boutiques/restaurants, and go to shows/movies.
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