During my interview for an article on beauty lighting in next month’s issue of Popular Photography, the editor asked me for tips on positioning and equipment. I gave him an array of suggestions but the most important thing I told him was the relationship between the subject and I. Before becoming a photographer I was in sales for over a decade. My managers constantly discussed, had me read and made me attend seminars on body language, building trust and maintaining relationships. I bring this knowledge into my photography on my never-ending search for subject sincerity. The moment in the shoot where the person being photographed looks at me and silently asks to be understood. Then humbled by this trust, I do everything in my power to capture this expression of beauty and compassion forever.