How long have you considered yourself a photographer?

I worked on the high school yearbook staff, but I didn’t know what I was doing until I took film photography my freshman year of college. My professor, Clarence Williams, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer from the LA Times. He knocked me down a few pegs and built me back up.

What is your favorite rig to shoot on?

I usually shoot on a Canon 70D with a 24-70mm lens.

What are your goals as a photographer?

I feel like now more than ever, it’s important to document life in New Orleans, because it’s a city that is eventually going to look a lot like Venice. My goal is to contribute to the documentation of what New Orleans is like now.

Runner up in the Easter Bonnet Contest, Good Friends Bar

What is your favorite thing about photography?

The rush I get from getting the perfect photograph at an event is a feeling that is incomparable to anything else.

What is your least favorite thing?

I definitely do not enjoy the back pain sustained from lugging around camera equipment.

What advice do you have for other photographers?

Start on a film camera. If you only have 36 chances to get the shot you want, you tend to focus more on what is going on in front of you while your style is developing.

Top photo: Daisy Konfused poses with a 1966 Ford Galaxie during Precious Ephemera’s Caftan Salon & Bazaar, Hotel Peter and Paul