was beginning my photo career after college and assisting a photographer
in Boston when this was taken.
name was Peter and he pretty much gave me free run of his studio
and even sent me out one day to do a whole photo shoot
in his place! It was incredible to be given so much trust by a
once told me, "you're a better photographer than me, but
I have more clients than you!" He had these cushy jobs for
a travel agency in Boston where he would be paid to go on cruises
and photograph people in the tropics enjoying their vacations.
It really humbles you to be an assistant. But you learn so much
about what to do, and especially you can see things you would
not do. Peter took this photo of me, and I think it's a very good
photo of me at 25. I would move to Seattle the next year and become
my own photographer.