What is your favorite thing about this photo
This was after baking cookies with my kids on Christmas Eve. As I was cleaning I quickly scribbled "Merry Christmas" to my friends in the flour Damian had been playing with. I like that I didn't make it into something perfect or over think it, because that's usually what I have a tendency to do. I think that's what I love about iPhoneography and Instagram. You can share something without having to set up and obsess over each little part. It's about doing it.
What is your advice for becoming a better photographer?
Get just as comfortable seeing the world with your eyes as a lens, as you are looking behind the camera lens. Learn to let the two views work together and you'll discover the advantage of photographing more on intuition as opposed to the limitations of what you see behind the camera. Photography is a broad and expansive craft. If you are a student of what piques your interest, you will naturally learn what you need to know to take the kind of pictures you see in your mind. It's ok to tackle one piece at a time and practice it until you are ready for more. There is always more to understand in photography.
How would you describe your work?
I'm always aiming to photograph in a way that is kind and genuine. I'm drawn to movement, colors, and how the light interacts within a scene. I was trained as a graphic designer, so my mind can't help but think about hierarchy and balance in my images.
My photography evolves, and I'm ok with that.
The last two years have been a technical comprehension revolution for my work. I've spent a lot of time shooting with other photographers and investing in off camera lighting. It's demanded more discipline to work out of studios and to shoot commercial work with consistent results.
For personal photography, my intention is to capture life the way I see it and want to remember it. I hope that the attitude I have toward life is evident in the way I photograph it. I'm easily a wallflower, so I will always love to savor a piece of uninterrupted life as it is happening.