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I began writing this with a very canned "this isn't about me" statement. But let's be real... this is about me. This is about what I want, and my dreams and aspirations. Isn't that what every thing is about? What we dream? To what we aspire?

Photography is a very intimate field. To truly get the images that matter, a trust and mutual understanding need to be established between photographer and photographee (which is a word now because I say it is a word... you don't need to look it up to see if it is true. It is on the internet, it must be true!). In order for you to feel comfortable with me, I have to feel comfortable with you. Vulnerability has to happen. Or alcohol. I aspire toward vulnerability and authenticity. And maybe just a tad bit of bourbon.

(Photo by Nima Salimi)