How has your work evolved over time? How so?
I’ve become more comfortable with taking risks compositionally. I lean into “mistakes” and outliers that make you question the frame- I like things that feel wrong. We’re inundated with images everyday and I’m less interested in “beauty,” and more concerned with emotion and composition, because that’s what currently intrigues me about imagemaking.
Tell us about a recent project.
I was recently hired by the New York Times to photograph John Corbett for an actor’s profile piece. We shared a few ideas about the shoot over text, and when I arrived we scouted his ranch. He showed me his wife’s corvette (he’s married to Bo Derek), their dogs, and horses. We talked about Tiger Beat magazine and heartthrobs of the 70’s, like Leif Garrett, and how it would be hilarious to reference those images because John is always hired to play that role. We made our way shooting different scenes as the light changed, with John switching out outfits and personas as we went. I thought seeing him in all these different crush roles would be great for the piece.