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.
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