I was originally drawn to the business of photography because of portraits and I've always wanted to run a little storefront studio that would cater to well-to-do clientele (who would pay me very well) who would also be wildly beautiful. Instead I pursued advertising and corporate work.....were I mined the niche that was all about taking portraits of beautiful people as representatives of their companies and those company brands. Now I do both things. I do advertising assignments and I also provide portrait services to private individuals.
On good days I have stunning people in front of my camera and a crew of helpful people who make the work better and more productive. On my best days I have an enormous space with a wonderful, liquid-smooth background, a huge, directional light source and I'm sitting across from someone interesting. And by interesting I mean both the way they look and the things they are able to talk about.
Quiet listening is a wonderfully productive thing. Being in the moment is the best......when you can pull it off. My idea of Nirvana? A big, cool room, a twelve by twelve foot scrim as close to a subject as I can get it, a gray background many yards back and time to really get to know the person in front of my camera. And a nice lunch.