"What would you say is your biggest regret in life?"
"Not making friends earlier in life. We moved around a lot as kids so I always thought what’s the point in making friends. Well when I was 15 it kind of hit me that I’m kind of crazy and a little weird and it’s probably because I don’t have any friends, I don’t socialize. I wish I had realized that a little sooner."

"What would you say is your biggest regret in life?"

"Not making friends earlier in life. We moved around a lot as kids so I always thought what’s the point in making friends. Well when I was 15 it kind of hit me that I’m kind of crazy and a little weird and it’s probably because I don’t have any friends, I don’t socialize. I wish I had realized that a little sooner."

"Tell me about a family member who had a big impact on your life."
"My paternal grandmother. She was the only one who made me believe it was ok to be me. When my parents wanted to kick me out for being weird, when my brothers wouldn’t talk to me because I was different, she was there for me. She loved me unconditionally."

"Tell me about a family member who had a big impact on your life."

"My paternal grandmother. She was the only one who made me believe it was ok to be me. When my parents wanted to kick me out for being weird, when my brothers wouldn’t talk to me because I was different, she was there for me. She loved me unconditionally."

"If you could go back and change one thing about this past year, what would it be?"
"It’s been a pretty crazy year for me. My mom passed away a month ago, my sister who is also my best friend moved to New Zealand, and my job wants me to move down to Florida. So I guess if I could change one thing I’d have bought more party dresses? For all the occasions? I hope that doesn’t sound too cynical."

"If you could go back and change one thing about this past year, what would it be?"

"It’s been a pretty crazy year for me. My mom passed away a month ago, my sister who is also my best friend moved to New Zealand, and my job wants me to move down to Florida. So I guess if I could change one thing I’d have bought more party dresses? For all the occasions? I hope that doesn’t sound too cynical."

Anonymous asked:

Don't you worry for safety when your asking anonymous strangers for photos?

I’ve been asked this question a lot and it’s a valid one. I strongly believe that if you approach people in an open and honest manner and treat them with respect, 99% of the time they are respectful back. I do shoot in neighborhoods that people would call “unsafe” but haven’t really had any truly negative experiences thus far.

On a personal note, I think I’m missing the “fear gene” that most people have. This is great in terms of what I do, that’s a blessing, but I could see it getting me into trouble one day.

So to answer your question (sorry for rambling) I don’t worry for my safety.

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people based on your life experiences, what would it be?"
"I’ll share a piece of advice that was given to me by my grandfather: We are here for a good time, not a long time. I just use that piece of advice in my everyday life and try to share it with everyone I come across."
"Learn to let the people who love you, help you out during difficult times. I’ve always done everything by myself and never expected help because I always thought I could do it alone. But I’m learning to let people in during difficult times even though I think I have everything under control."

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people based on your life experiences, what would it be?"

"I’ll share a piece of advice that was given to me by my grandfather: We are here for a good time, not a long time. I just use that piece of advice in my everyday life and try to share it with everyone I come across."

"Learn to let the people who love you, help you out during difficult times. I’ve always done everything by myself and never expected help because I always thought I could do it alone. But I’m learning to let people in during difficult times even though I think I have everything under control."