It used to be, after I left the newspaper business, that I thought of myself as a generalist. That's what I had to be as a photojournalist, I had to be able to get exceptional images of everything from sports to spot news to feature stories. And it usually had to be done within very tight deadlnes and without creating a lot of disruption and I had to do it on my own without supervision. It was a great training ground!
Then over the years of running my own business, I began to realize that I really was a specialist in a very important niche of the profession. I was able to connect with people very quickly giving them a sense of ease and comfort and emotional connection that allowed them to relax and trust me with their image.
It was around the same time I began to realize that my true passion was not just taking pictures but more importantly, it was simply meeting people of all different backgrounds and that photography was the tool that allowed me to do it!
Now, I simply want as many people as posssible to see the world and the people in it the same way that I do!