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Jeffrey Milstein

i. I work as a(n) Artist using photography as my primary medium.

ii. I do this creative work because:
I have always been a visual artist ever since my earliest memories I drew and painted and made things. Photography allows for instant (almost) gratification.

iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:
Perfectionist, driven, curious, pilot who loves to see the world from above. Derive pleasure from creating images.

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iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are: 
Never enough time to do everything I want to do.

v. Creative childhood hobbies: 
Drawing, painting, flying.

vi. Other creators who inspire you: 
Jay Maisel, Robert Polidori, Edward Burtynsky, Simon Norfolk, Sam Abell.

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vii. Training that has helped me succeed in this career: 
My high school art teacher, Miss Schaum, architecture training, flight training, Jay Maisel classes.

viii. A common trap that can hurt people in this career: 
Not eventually finding an original statement.

ix. Some proud career moments: 
Books published by Abrams and Thames & Hudson. Being on the CBS evening news with Scott Pelley. Having the cover photo for the just published catalog accompanying the traveling show CIVILIZATION, curated by William Ewing.

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x. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you: 
Have a lot of drive, a love of images, curiosity, a trust fund wouldn’t hurt.

xi. A professional goal I have for the future: 
Make more images that I get excited about.

xii. If you want to see my work, go to: 
jeffrey milstein website, @jeffreymilstein, and my galleries.

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