Even when I was very young, my father always included me in conversations.
Introduced me. Let me shake hands like a grown-up.
Teaching me to be comfortable with people was probably his greatest gift to me.
Not only has it made life more enjoyable, but it’s been vital in my work as a photographer.
Because to capture life in pictures, you have to meet people where they are.
Earn people’s trust, and you’ll catch a glimpse of what they’re really like.
No pretenses. You can create a situation or mood anytime, any place.
But to capture a moment that tells the story of real people, in real places,
in real life … that, to me, is priceless.