What is your favorite rig to shoot on?

Nothing shoots like a Nikon FE-2. For digital and turnover sake, I use a D750.

What is your favorite subject to shoot and why?

Music and portraits, typically both in the same setting. I’m in my element when I’m in the pit.

What is your favorite thing about photography?

The interesting places it takes me, and the characters I get to meet.

Julie Odell at the Marigny Opera House

What is your least favorite thing?

Half the battle of freelancing is getting paid; I hate chasing outstanding debts. Thank goodness for deposits, amiright?

What advice do you have for other photographers?

Unless you’re in fashion photography or weddings, don’t expect a lucrative career. We’re public servants to observation and preservation.

Top photo: The Del-Vipers at Portside Lounge