I picked up my first camera in high school. I asked my teacher if I could take it home for the weekend. He said yes. I took some (bad) pictures.
But that was also some of my best work. That was the work that helped me realize I wanted to live out of a camera for the rest of my life.
I wanted to make my camera a passport to other people’s lives. And needed my camera to mean total trust.
When I am living out of my camera, I need my clients to understand the kind of photographer they are getting. The husband, the father, the crazy guy who is treating their wedding as an experiment.