"Philippe Halsman, Man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, and Henri Cartier-Bresson."
"I didn't do much portraiture until my sophomore and junior year
at St. Paul's School, where I went before Bard. My earlier work
was more street-type photography, Cartier-Bresson influenced type of work.
Then I got more into studio work, and I liked being able to control and
simplify the lighting and backgrounds."
"The first couple of times I photograph someone the pictures don't
come out as well as the third or fourth time, where they relax to the
point of not being so self-conscious. I'm talking to them all the
time, trying to learn about them so I can get their personalities across."