How did you manage to get such great results with this photograph? Nikko Keflas styled this shoot and Michael Sturgeon built the sets. 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 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.