Please explain what just happened.
I made homemade fries tossed with truffle salt and truffle oil.Now I need to go work out. Again.
What is your earliest memory?
Drinking a bunch of water from the garden hose and then jumping up and down to hear it slosh around inside.
If you weren’t a photographer, what other profession would you choose?
Maybe a chef, or a designer… I could have a website called “fixmybaddesign.com” and people could send in their files and pay by PayPal and I could….Wait, never-mind.That would be horrible.Okay, a chef then.
Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.
Leftovers from whatever I cooked last, lots of veggies, too many salad dressings that I try once and forget about, fizzy water.
What verb best describes you?
What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?
I’d tell myself to dream bigger.And oh my god, definitely do not let that woman cut my hair short in middle school.Man was that a mistake.What were you thinking, me?
What are the steps you take to regain your composure?
A little time away from the situation.Perspective.
Living up to your potential in as many areas as you can.Being able to do what you love and make a living at it.
From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?
Anyone who is passionate about what they do and is going at it full force…whatever it is.If you’re the most amazing tugboat captain, or chef, or pilot, or you totally rock at making prosthetics…that’s the kind of inspiration I love the most.
What change do you want to be in the world?
I want to show people that they are more powerful, more beautiful, and more in control of their lives than they feel that they are.
Are you pro- or anti-emoticon? Please explain.
Pro.I’m all for a good sentence describing my feelings in delicious, flowery detail, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for K.
How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?
1.My friend Storm Large was in Rid of Me with Theresa Russell who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.
2.My friend Jake Jacobs was in Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge with John Walter Davis who was in Quicksilver with Kevin Bacon.
3.When I worked at Rogers & Cowan PR in Beverly Hills, I accidentally made Michael Keaton hold for more than 5 minutes (he just said “Michael” and I didn’t want to ask “Michael who?”)…Michael Keaton was in The Good Cop with Benjamin Bratt who was in the The River Wild with Kevin Bacon.
4.I worked as an assistant art director on a Yo-Yo music video in the early 1990s.Ice Cube was on set, wearing a jacket that said “Fuck you Ice Cube” on the back of it.Ice Cube was in Boyz n the Hood with Cuba Gooding Jr. who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.
Obviously, I could go on.But I won’t.
What makes you feel most guilty?
Hurting others.Not putting energy into the things I love.
Please list three things you never leave home without.
My phone, something to take a photo with (even if it’s just my phone), and a credit card.
What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
“You’re really smart…you should be a lawyer.”
What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?
That you should pursue doing that thing that scares you the most.I got this advice before I decided to go to art school (shudder) and I try to pass it along often.
What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?
Any kind.Betrayal sucks.
Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?
I’ve never felt any desire to be on a game show, but when I was little I’d occasionally watch The Newlywed Game and wonder how I’d do on that show with my future spouse.As I grew up and started dating, occasionally a thought would pop into my head like “Is this the kind of guy who would know which leg I shaved first?”
What do you want to know?
Whenever I get to a place where I need to know something, I look it up, or ask someone, or look inside myself, or whatever needs to happen for me to feel satisfied that I have learned what I need to know for that moment.I feel pretty good about what I know right now.
What would you like your last words to be?
I would like my last words to be “I love you.”
Please explain what will happen.
I will go to the studio and work, and then have dinner tonight with some good friends.