I had my first professional experiences in portrait photography in the eighties, working weekend shifts in a passport picture studio. The equipment was minimal—a point and shoot Polaroid camera, three cheap spotlights and a couple of different backdrops. Clients would generally be in a rush, somewhat anxious, in and out of the shop in minutes. Not exactly the perfect set-up for a good portrait. Great for learning though. My two years at “Stuttgarter Schnellfoto” deepened my passion for working with the camera, as well as with people. For the next few years I taught myself photography and dark room work before eventually enrolling in Art School. These days I work in a variety of media, but the camera is an old friend, and portraits are like love letters: never out of fashion, never boring, a joy to look at, a joy to make. My clients are fellow artists and musicians who, like me, are seeking something that's a little different—fresh, playful, creative. Together we strike out on unexpected paths and arrive at surprising but somehow inevitable conclusions.