How did you manage to get such great results with this photograph? Any time an image is made that is unique and wonderful, there is a healthy combination of preparation and something clever with lighting and lenses as well as the blessings of the image gods. To produce the best work for a client, what is the ideal working relationship between you and an art director or designer? For advertising work, I understand that the commercial image is that of the agency and the client and I work hard to achieve meticulous and beautiful results. To do this, one must listen intensely and attempt to really understand clearly the dream of the art direction. How do you balance commercial work and personal work? My goal is to make images that surprise and delight me. Therefore, I spend as much of my creative life as I can doing my own work, exploring the world for which I have a passion. Commercial work supports my personal work and I’ve been blessed to do a sufficient amount to keep me going.