For me the joy of photography is in crafting the image. The look. The campaign.
I’m not the sort of photographer who shoots a zillion semi-random pictures and prays that one of them is going to somehow magically work for a client.
The precision and detail work of photography is where I love to be. Discovering that an image really is going to look better from 2 inches to the left… Getting an image right. Not just "right now." Shaping the light (and the dark). Bringing out the best in a client’s product, or creating an image that captures the essence of a clients business. Working together with a client to discover their needs, hone their concepts, realize their visions. Making images that capture the intangible and create clarity out of complex concepts.
While I am a lifelong resident of Washington State, I have never personally met Bigfoot, ridden a Orca whale, or had lunch with Bill Gates. However, I did meet Chris Cornell in a Starbucks once.